Following on from storming Land of Kings and Camden Crawl shows, O Children are pleased to announce their first single ‘Chimera’ from their new album will be released 11th June. This is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Apnea’.
‘Chimera’ – the album’s closing track – is a delicately, propulsive track that showcases O Children’s talent for writing compelling, dramatic pop songs that are accentuated by frontman Tobi O’ Kandi’s sonorous vocals.
The video for ‘Chimera’ here, below
New video for ‘Chimera’ coming soon
Taking in krautrock, garage rock, post-punk and West Coast melodies, ‘Apnea’ – due June 4th through Deadly People – represents a distinct new chapter in their 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, O Children have announced their first full live performances in over 12 months. The quartet will headline Hoxton Bar & Kitchen for their album launch 4th June and will also be playing The Great Escape before making their debut on European shores later this summer.
Upcoming UK dates Saturday 12th May – The Great Escape – Urban Outfitters, Brighton, 1.45pm
Saturday 12th May – The Great Escape – The Hope, Brighton, 11.30pm Thursday 7th June – Album launch @ 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