Oliver Sim Announces New Album and Headlining Tour, Stream New Single “GMT”

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British musician Oliver Sim—best known for his work as songwriter, bassist and vocalist of The xx—unveils a new song “GMT” and announces his debut album plus upcoming headlining tour with a stop in Los Angeles at the Wiltern on Oct. 1. Sim will also be playing several shows along the west coast and surrounding areas including Seattle, WA at The Showbox and October 2 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore. See the full list of tour dates below.


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Get Tickets to Oliver Sim at the Wiltern

Tickets to Oliver Sim at the Wiltern go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, July 13 at 10am. There is a Live Nation presale happening on July 12 at 10 am. Fans can access the presale by using the following ticket link and presale password: ELECTRIC

There is also an artist presale happening on July 12 at 10 am. Sign-up for Sim’s mailing list to receive his artist presale code.



Sim’s debut album Hideous Bastard features a collection of songs produced by bandmate Jamie xx and inspired by Sim’s love of horror movies and his own life experiences. The album is set to be released Sept. 9 via Young. His new single “GMT” is the fourth single off Hideous Bastard and features full reaching vocals that roll over swirling and sentimental instrumentals. The resulting sound hums and rumbles with a familiar longing and feels as if it is a deeply moved by something presently out of reach.


“‘GMT’ was one of the first songs made for the record,” says Sim. “I’d chased Jamie [xx] to Australia to escape British winter. We worked in Sydney and road tripped down to Byron Bay, stopping at secluded beaches and listening to a lot of The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson on the way. The first song we made was ‘GMT,’ sampling Brian Wilson’s ‘Smile.’ The song was written about pining over a love back home, thousands of miles apart on different time zones. It’s also a love letter to London.”

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Words: Patti Sanchez

For more on Oliver Sim, make sure to visit his website and follow him on Instagram.


September 29 – Seattle, WA The Showbox
October 1 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
October 2 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
October 5 Chicago, IL Metro
October 6 Toronto, ON The Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 8 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
October 9 Boston, MA Royale
October 10 New York, NY Webster Hall
October 11 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
October 20 Copenhagen, DK Vega
October 22 Paris, FR Le Cabaret Sauvage
October 23 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
October 24 Brussels, BE Cirque Royal
October 26 Berlin, DE Admiralspalast
October 27 Hamburg, DE Uebel & Gefaehrlich
October 29 Manchester, U.K. New Century Hall
October 30 London, U.K. KOKO

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