10 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Deadpan vocals can’t mask the hooks and emotion flooding the Londoner’s guitar-pop. With a dad who was in early ’80s one-hit-wonders The Regents, Oscar Scheller is genetically pre-disposed to the furiously catchy new wave of opener “Sometimes”. He cavorts through multiple styles on this debut though, splicing his lo-fi indie scratchiness with dub on “Be Good” and cajoling hip-hop rhythms, art-rock and melancholy together on “Breaking My Phone”. Bold, singalong melodies are the route into every song but it’s Scheller’s innocent romanticism–particularly on the lovesick “Fifteen”–that makes Cut and Paste an enduring pleasure.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Deadpan vocals can’t mask the hooks and emotion flooding the Londoner’s guitar-pop. With a dad who was in early ’80s one-hit-wonders The Regents, Oscar Scheller is genetically pre-disposed to the furiously catchy new wave of opener “Sometimes”. He cavorts through multiple styles on this debut though, splicing his lo-fi indie scratchiness with dub on “Be Good” and cajoling hip-hop rhythms, art-rock and melancholy together on “Breaking My Phone”. Bold, singalong melodies are the route into every song but it’s Scheller’s innocent romanticism–particularly on the lovesick “Fifteen”–that makes Cut and Paste an enduring pleasure.

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About Oscar

London's Oscar combines Brit-pop, dub, hip-hop, and synth pop into charming pop collages that reflect his musically diverse upbringing. The son of the couple who fronted the '70s new wave band the Regents, Oscar Scheller concentrated on his music career after graduating from art school, writing and recording songs in his childhood bedroom. His debut single, "Sometimes," arrived on Brown Rice Records in 2014, with "Daffodil Days," "Beautiful Words," and "Breaking My Phone" following on Wichita in 2015. For his debut album, Oscar worked with drummer Aramis Gorriette and mixing engineer Ben Baptie, who enhanced the dub elements of the songs' production. The results were Cut and Paste, which Wichita released in May 2016. ~ Heather Phares

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