Oscar - Breaking My Phone

Like Damon Albarn on a rampage.

Every millennial is guilty of it. Happily going about their business one second, the next they’re staring down at the floor, a cracked phone screen giving back a splintered, tragic reflection. Either that or they accidentally drop the thing in the bath. These people have no excuse. They’ve been handed a piece of technology that can quite literally do anything. Take better care, stop pretending it’s not the most important thing in your life - buy a case for crying out loud.

Oscar, however - he has every right to smash fancy gizmos into pieces. It’s someone else’s fault. Or at least, that’s the impression of ‘Breaking My Phone’, which finds Oscar Scheller singing: “I keep on breaking my phone / after I’ve spoken to you.” This person’s riled the poor chap (although he should probably invest in sturdier screens or maybe even a coping mechanism for when something irks him). It doesn’t help when Oscar’s also gone beyond his shiny but rough-edged pop into distorted, post-Britpop territory. Like Damon Albarn on a rampage, this is the sound of Scheller finding inspiration in frustration. He might want to get out the habit of smashing stuff though, if only to save the pennies.

‘Breaking My Phone’ is released 20th November via Wichita.

Tags: Oscar Scheller, Reviews, Listen

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