Unleashing musical dynamism. The Exact Opposite present ‘You Work For Us Now’

"If we were a jazz band, people would go ‘These​ guys have matured with age’ and people would be cool with that"
15 April 2024

The Exact Opposite, composed of singer/guitarist Jamie Stuart and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Nigel Powell, unleashes their new single You Work For Us Now through Dental Records​. With a rich musical history, including stints in underground indie heroes Dive Dive and projects like Dustball, Unbelievable Truth, and Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Stuart and Powell bring a wealth of experience to their latest endeavor.

You Work For Us Now was amongst the very first batch of songs the duo wrote when they came back together in 2021,” recalls Powell:

“We were playing stuff at each other in a room like we always used to with Dive Dive” “wondering if we should get more people in the band and what we were going to sound like. Then ‘You Work For Us Now’ came along, and once I’d programmed the bass the excitement of Jamie’s spiky post-punk Television style guitar and an insistent dance bottom end immediately inspired us, and defined what The Exact Opposite was going to be”.

Recorded as part of their upcoming debut album Skill Issue in Jonny Greenwood’s studio (of Radiohead / The Smile fame), You Work For Us Now tackles themes of perseverance, particularly in artistic pursuits. “If we were a jazz band, people would go ‘These​ guys have matured with age’ and people would be cool with that. I don’t know if we​ were proving something to ourselves, because regardless, I still would have done it anyway

The single serves as a musical punch, showcasing the deep and profound musical chemistry at the heart of the album and the band. While a full tour is slated for later in the year, fans can catch The Exact Opposite at some low-key local dates around the release, including an album release show in their hometown of Oxford. Prepare to be swept away by their raw energy and unapologetic passion as The Exact Opposite makes their mark on the music scene.

The Exact Opposite release their second single Look At Him Go! through Dental Records on 19th April 2024


Live Dates:

April 19th The Apothecary Tap Banbury    

May 10th The Jericho Tavern Oxford

May 11th Aces & Eights London

May 13th The Exchange Bristol