‘Sex O’Clock’ was planned for re-release before Anita Lane’s untimely death earlier in 2021 as a 20th Anniversary edition of her timeless second album. Initially
released in 2001, ‘Sex O’Clock’ was produced by Mick Harvey and features co-writes with various Bad Seeds, along with unique interpretations of other songwriter’s tracks including Gil Scott-Heron’s searing ‘Home isWhere the Hatred Is’.
Known for being one of the most creative forces to come out of Melbourne’s post-rock scene, Anita came to London in 1980 with The Birthday Party. Credited as a co-founder of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, Lane exerted a strong influence over the band and co-wrote the universally acclaimed ‘From Her To Eternity’
and the haunting ‘Stranger Than Kindness’, whilst also collaborating with the likes of Barry Adamson, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut and Mick Harvey on
his celebrated Serge Gainsbourg albums.
There are lots of nice, big arrangements with brass and strings, and the end result is somewhere in between Saint Etienne’s sugary pop and darker, moody cabaret music. With a nice line-up of talent and a good breadth of song styles, Sex O’Clock is full of cool, slinky music