Oscar Mic is Seamus Hayes. One man, one mic, one guitar, a bag full of percussion and a mouth like an 808! Oscar’s last 3 singles have been produced by The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael. Oscar has received enthusiastic support from Huw Stephens’s at BBC Radio 1, John Kennedy at Radio X and Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music. Oscar was recently interviewed in the Daily Star and plans to release an EP later in 2021.

Unlikely, uncontrollable, loathing and lovable, Oscar has played at the Secret Garden Party, Magical Festival, OXjam Islington, and has played alongside Verb T and Dr. Syntax at High Focus Records night, supported Dat Brass, Mozes and The Firstborn. He performed at the Berlin Music Video Awards, Monkey Week Festival in Seville and Pin Conference in Macedonia.

On the track TV Life, Oscar says “ The song has a few themes. The TV Life theme itself was originally inspired by lockdown and how our options were suddenly limited. TV and film played a bigger role in our lives overnight. Lockdown life, to an extent, is TV life. It’s also about how we, as a culture, are given very little to inspire us. Mainstream TV with it’s reality shows and talent shows are bland and, to me, very surreal. We are not offered inspiration these days. We have to go outside the realms of the every day to find it. TV controls us and keeps us numb. We are living in a time of ‘trace information’ (scraps of info or piles of conflicting info) and great revelations and statements that confuse and scare us all. Social media is being manipulated to keep us confused and scared and so we tend to give up because we don’t know what the actual truth is.”

Watch the video for ‘TV Life’ – BELOW:

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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