Oliver Sim

Hideous Bastard

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The debut solo album from Oliver Sim - vocalist and bassist of The xx, Hideous Bastard is a deeply self-confessional journey of fear and shame inspired by the queer horror films he loves. Oliver is joined by Jamie xx, who produces Hideous Bastard with an elegant touch, and Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat/Communards), an angel, who takes us to the heavens. Full of surreal pop sounds that escape into the ether and break free, Hideous Bastard is a bold and ambitious debut that sees Oliver explore his voice and his capacity to evoke emotion, melding masculinity and tenderness, beauty with a baritone.


Liam says: Debut solo album from bassist and vocalist of The xx, "Hideous Bastard" is a deeply important project for Oliver Sim. With fellow bandmate Jamie xx on production duties, and the assistance from Jimmy Somerville on the opening track, "Hideous Bastard" tackles themes of shame, fear, masculinity and Sims' HIV status. A truly vulnerable, beautiful and ultimately powerful record.


1. Hideous
2. Romance With A Memory
3. Sensitive Child
4. Never Here
5. Unreliable Narrator
6. Saccharine
7. Confident Man
8. GMT
9. Fruit
10. Run The Credits

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