TUNE O.Children - Chimera (Radio Edit)
London’s O. Children release new single ‘Chimera’, the first from their second album ‘Apnea’ out 11.06 on Deadly People. In 2010 the band were bunking a train back from a Manchester gig. With the rest of the band camped in the toilets, 6 ft 8” front-man Tobi O’Kandi had to risk it in the seats. After being rumbled by the conductor and reported to police, it turned out that, unbeknownst to Tobi, he was classified as an illegal immigrant, having overstayed his entry-visa from when he was 6 by around 15 years. He was quarantined and almost deported to Nigeria, a country he knew barely anything about and had no current family ties to. He was eventually released from his holding cell but barred from leaving the country. This focused the band’s energies into writing ‘Apnea‘, the name for the suspension of breathing during sleep, which Tobi begun to suffer from amid the stress of his legal case. B-side ‘PT Cruiser’ (free download) also features on the LP. Live: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London on June 7th.