In the run-up to the release of new album ‘Apnea’, there’s a lot happening in O Children’s den, with the ‘Chimera’ video premiering, the album streaming and Fred from Spector donating an unusual album review to the Twitter sphere.
Firstly their propulsive, dramatic pop single ‘Chimera’ now has a brand new video, which has just premiered over on Noisey.com. Set for release on 11th June, this compelling and understated track is driven by frontman Tobi O’ Kandi’s sonorous vocals – the longing contained within them accentuated by the video’s hazy and wonderfully disjointed lost-love narrative.
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‘Chimera’ is the first single to be taken from O Children’s forthcoming sophomore album Apnea, due out on 4th June via Deadly People.
Earlier this week NME.com posted a full stream of ‘Apnea’, hear it in it’s entirety HERE.
And in a bizarre twist, Fred Macpherson from Spector took it upon himself to tweet a heavily stoned track by track review to ‘Apnea’. And very funny it is too, read it HERE.
Taking in krautrock, garage rock, post-punk and West Coast melodies, ‘Apnea’ represents a distinct new chapter in the band’s career, O’ Kandi has taken production influences from a variety of genres and their sound has richly developed from their 2010 debut.
The album also represents the culmination of over 2 years of torturous travails as O’Kandi found himself “essentially stateless, stuck here, a prisoner in England”.
Having played a string of warm up dates for Vice in March and with a series of Great Escape appearances under their belt, O Children will headline Hoxton Bar & Kitchen for their album launch before making their debut on European shores later this summer.
Upcoming UK dates
Thursday 7th June – Album Launch w/Savages @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London get tickets
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
“A welcome reminder of O Children’s doomy aesthetic” The Fly