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With the Mint Chicks breaking up in 2010 and Ruban Nielson going on to find success with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, former Mint Chicks vocalist Kody Nielson started recording new material as Opossom.

While collaborating with both Unknown Mortal Orchestra and his partner Bic Runga, Kody fleshed out an entire album of new solo compositions, and enlisted Runga and another former bandmate – Mint Chicks drummer Michael Logie to augment his live band.

‘Electric Hawaii’ was a fairly successful release; with lead single ‘Blue Meanies’ gaining a fair bit of traction both locally and in the United States; however we haven’t seen anything further from Opossom since; whilst Ruban’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra are now firmly established.



  • Electric Hawaii (2012, Dark Summer Records)


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