North West London native, 22-year-old Oscar Scheller has announced his new single “Breaking My Phone.” The song has a swaggering back beat, his pure Baritone, a Beatle-Bummed-out tale of late night cracked phone screens and love-wrecks. Recently Signed to cult indie label Wichita, the single is now available.
Where as Bloc Party came firing out of Goldsmiths (like Blur) Oscar took the Pulp route. He actually studied Sculpture at Saint Martin’s College.
But, reduce Oscar to neo-Brit-Pop and you miss all the stuff fizzing in his brain. In a previous life he’s convinced he was a 90s rapper. Most of his songs start in his bedroom with Logic Express and a cheeky break sampled from an East Coast rap Golden Age deep cut (be that Eric B & Rakim or Big L). He was classically trained in singing and piano. He also samples opera. He knows his way around everything from Satie to musical composer Lionel Bart to Kurt Cobain. Now he’s got a proper label, he’s got Ben Baptie to mix his bedroom produced tracks (who has worked with Empress Of, Albert Hammond Jnr. and more). He’s also announced an epic 21 date UK/Euro tour.
October 5 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
October 8 Los Angeles @ Bootleg Theater
October 9 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
October 14 New York, NY @ Pianos (Dr. Martens Showcase – CMJ)
October 14 New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Windish Party – CMJ)