O. Children is the London-based quartet of Tobi O’Kandi (singer and main songwriter), Andi Sleath (drums), Gauthier Ajarrista (guitarist), and Harry James (bass). Referencing post-punk and new wave, the band take their name from a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds song and summon the spirit of all things gloomy and noir.
Their debut single is called Dead Disco Dancer (out now on Deadly People Recordings) and although dark it’s catchy as hell; cascading basslines are mixed with ice cold synths and swirling minimalist guitars, while Tobi’s eerie baritone vocals bring to mind a certain Mancunian legend. With serious nods to the likes of Bauhaus, The Sisters Of Mercy, and Joy Division, as well as their more mainstream counterparts Interpol, Editors, and She Wants Revenge, O. Children are creating a buzz in both the goth and indie music scene and it won’t be long before they become household names. Keep an eye on them.