New album ‘Apnea’ out now via Deadly People
Following on from the release of acclaimed new album ‘Apnea’, O Children have announced a full Autumn UK tour in association with Clash Magazine. Finishing up on the 29th October at London’s The Garage, the full run of dates are as follows:
Wed 17-Oct Stereo York
Thu 18-Oct Kraak Space Manchester
Fri 19-Oct Modern Art Oxford
Sat 20-Oct Start the Bus Bristol
Sun 21-Oct Joiners Southampton
Tue 23-Oct Sneaky Petes Edinburgh
Wed 24-Oct Oporto Leeds
Thu 25-Oct Bungalow & Bears Sheffield
Mon 29-Oct Garage London
Tickets for all dates are available here: http://bit.ly/arttktoc
As previously reported, ‘Chimera’ was the most recent single lifted from ‘Apnea’ and also remixed by Hannah Holland. Download her propulsive rework here.
Watch the arresting ‘Chimera’ video here
Taking in krautrock, garage rock, post-punk and West Coast melodies, ‘Apnea’ was inspired by a difficult time in frontman Tobi O’Kandi’s life where he battled to stay in the UK over unresolved immigration issues from his childhood. ‘Apnea’ represents a distinct new chapter in the band’s career, with O’ Kandi taking production influences from a variety of genres. Tobi grew up listening to gospel music and African church choirs as well as the likes of Boney M, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson. And whilst Tobi’s distinct baritone makes you instantly recognise this is an O Children record, the music has richly developed from their debut, branching out from their gothic rock origins to embrace more expansive krautrock and electronic sounds.
Order the Deluxe Edition now via iTunes or purchase the standard CD direct from Deadly People.
Pre-Order ‘Apnea’ on Vinyl now direct from Deadly People.
O Children are Tobi O’Kandi (vocals), Gauthier Ajarrista (keys), Harry James (bass) and Andrew Sleath (drums).
“This album deserves all the praise it will undoubtedly receive.” Notion
“A direct, powerful work” Clash
"“compelling as a whole, most of all it gives the impression that with time it may relinquish its greatest treasures” Fake DIY
"Apnea is a resplendent, confident statement of intent" Music Week
“A welcome reminder of O Children’s doomy aesthetic” The Fly