Oliver Sim—best known for his work as songwriter, bassist and vocalist of The xx and acclaimed French director Yann Gonzalez, have been selected for a special screening of their debut film “Hideous” during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. 

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“Horror has been a passion of mine since I was a kid and now my nightmares have come to life in this film,” says Sim.

The film will make its global premiere with the screening, starring Oliver Sim, Fehinti Balogun, Jimmy Somerville, Jamie xx, Bimini and more.

Sim’s first solo singles, the Jamie xx-produced tracks “Romance With A Memory” and “Fruit,” are out now. Both songs will feature on a forthcoming limited edition vinyl 12” available only via Oliver’s webstore and Young Store. Get it here.

Sim was an original member of The xx. After the success of their 2017 LP I See You, the band’s three members made a conscious decision to take some time to themselves. After a period of rest and reflection, Sim began to work on solo material. Taking inspiration from his love of horror films and his own life, Sim put together a handful of demos and brought them to bandmate Jamie xx to flesh out. 

Sim will play his debut solo shows next month with intimate dates in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles.

For more information on the shows, please visit oliversim.ffm.to/tour.

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