Watch Oliver Sim cover a placebo and play Thexx’s Romy for the first time in London

Sim is touring in support of his upcoming debut solo album ‘Hideous Bastard’, produced by Jamie xx and due out on September 9 via Young.

During last night’s concert at Shoreditch Town Hall, Sim recently performed his solo singles “Romance With A Memory”, “Fruit” and “Hideous”.

Sim covered Placebo’s 1997 song ‘Nancy Boy’ and played The xx ” Crystalised ‘, before Romy came with Sim for’ Hideous’ and a performance of ‘I Dare You’ by The xx.

You can check out the London Sim set list and selection of footage from fans below.

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Last month, Sim explained how his “Hideous” single explores his experience of living with HIV.

“Two-thirds, when I had a good idea of ​​what was on the record, I realized I was thinking of one of the things that probably scared me the most. HIV since the age of 17 and that has an impact on how I felt about myself and how I accepted that others felt for me, from that age and throughout my adult life.

“So rather impulsively I wrote about it in a song called ‘Hideous’. I thought I could throw it out on the world and do with it. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received. She recommended for me to Spend some time first talking to people in my life, or people I haven’t told yet, or people I said but didn’t want to talk more about.

“Ever since I wrote ‘Hideous,’ I’ve had those conversations over the last two years, which were difficult and uncomfortable at first, but which allowed me to feel so much freedom and only strengthened my relationship. myself and people. of my life. “

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