Official Video from The Opiates forthcoming "Rainy Days and Remixes EP"
Digital Release Date: 19 September 2011
Label: Disco Activisto Records
Images: Wolfgang Tillmans
Style: dark electronic pop
video director: Joern Hartmann
recorded at Wurstfilm Studios, Berlin
styling and make up concept: Billie Ray Martin
concept: Joern Hartmann and Billie Ray Martin
The Opiates is the latest project from the "queen of electronic soul" Billie Ray Martin, together with Norwegian musician Robert Solheim.
The long awaited taster of remixes and first single from the forthcoming album 'Hollywood Under the Knife'. For The Opiates, these remixes by such greats as Hercules and Love Affair's Kim Ann Foxman, as well as all-time heroes Chris and Cosey of Throbbing Gristle, are a dream come true. The results are magnetic. The XHK Mix with its hard Dubstep flavour completes the picture and gives the song a completely new voice and vibe.
With the single 'Rainy Days and Saturdays', The Opiates live up to their 'Carpenters of Electro' title and hope to conquer airwaves and underground alike. It's a song about the transvestite Candy Darling who, although leading the wild life and preparing for a sex change, dreams of married life and a house in the suburbs.
The album 'Hollywood Under the Knife' will be released on Disco Activisto Records both digitally and as a CD on 17 October, featuring nine unreleased images by Turner Prize winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans, who opened his entire archive, granting The Opiates free choice of images.
Rainy Days and Saturdays (Radio Edit)
Jalousies and Jealousies (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)
Anatomy of a Plastic Girl (Chris & Cosey Remix)
Silent Comes the Nighttime (XHK Stepford Step Off Mix)
"The Carpenters of electro... dark, electronic pop: scalpel-sharp lyrical observations juxtaposed with shimmering production to magnetic effect."
Ben Murphy, DJ Magazine (U.K. / worldwide)