It was just a few weeks ago that London bedroom-pop master Oscar Scheller shared his new track “Open Up” with us. He also hinted that it would be on his forthcoming debut EP.
Well he’s since announced that the EP is titled 146b and will be released on May 4 via Smalltown Supersound’s brand new imprint label Brown Rice. He’s also let go of another EP cut, the energetic “Sometimes.”
Almost an ode to the Parklife days of Blur, “Sometimes” lets it all fly. A sunny fuzzy guitar riff guides the way for his laid back vocals, which receive some light back-up from Florence Van Camerijk of Parlour. It just grooves and grooves, a perfect call to arms for the upcoming summer months. This is just damn fun.
Oscar has done it yet again. Stream “Sometimes” below. I’ve also included a statement from Oscar about the EP. Catch that after the stream.
I’m really excited to announce the release of my first EP. It’s called ‘146b’ because that’s the name I’ve given the studio in my bedroom. Since we last spoke, I have finished my art degree, had a job at my local launderette, been on the dole and have read lots of books (most by Douglas Coupland). I’ve been in and out of studios, attempted high-fidelity, but it all came back to the demo sound which no one could beat or master. For me, recording is an incredibly intimate and cathartic process. It’s the sonic equivalent of meditation or sculpting. A lot of the time the music unfolds in an organic and often spontaneous manner and the writing occurs simultaneous with the recording. I did have a go at making a ‘posh studio’ record but it felt inherently disingenuous and inappropriate and frankly none of my demo sounds had been beaten. I don’t mind being a bedroom producer if it means the music can stay strong and unflinching, uncompromising. A bit like me. I hope we both get to know each other better and really hope you enjoy it.