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Five Day Forecast: Oscar

05 January 2016, 10:00 | Written by Laurence Day

North London's Oscar has rapidly risen through the ranks over the past few months, but the year ahead promises to be bigger still.

A slew of on-point tracks from Oscar - chiefly "Daffodil Days" and "Breaking My Phone" - have solidified his status as indie pop/rock's newest hero. He's got hooks, he's got charisma, and he's got all eyes fixed on his every move - his performance at The Lexington next week looks to be very special indeed, and his thronging fans will get the chance to see new tunes from his eagerly awaited debut record.

Tickets for the Five Day Forecast are on sale now.

Stream breakout cut "Daffodil Days", and then read Oscar's Five Day Forecast Q&A after.

Could you introduce yourself?

Hello I'm 22, live in London and I make indie/alternative pop music under the moniker Oscar which is my real name too!

What do you try to do with your music and how do you achieve this?

I try to make groovy, memorable, and meaningful songs. I don't try too hard though ;)

Can you tell us what musical and non-musical influences have shaped your sound?

Being brought up around music and playing piano as a young boy definitely shaped my relationship with music. Non-musical... studying fine art, most probably.

What should people expect from your Five Day Forecast show?

Smiles, bit of jumping about, ripped jeans.

What are you working on now/next?

The debut album is finished, so now I'm just writing for the fun of it really.

How is 2016 shaping up? What are you looking forward to this year?

2016 is looking very exciting! Album is coming out in May and so I'm looking forward to lots of touring the world and playing the festivals too. Gonna make mum proud! Backstage passes for everyone

Oscar plays London's The Lexington tuesday 12 January with Pumarosa and Pleasure Beach. Grab your tickets now.

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