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News: NiGHTMARE BOY Releases ‘HATE’ EP

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(US) NiGHTMARE BOY  is the solo outfit from one Barrie-James O’Neill. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, he grew up on a steady diet of Black Sabbath, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Harry Nilsson, and solo-era Lennon, while his mid-teen years were dominated by Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison.

In early 2014, Barrie abandoned the dreary and frigid skies of Glasgow for the rain deprived landscape of Los Angeles. He quickly embedded himself within the mythical streets while armed with an upright piano, fuzz pedal, and penchant for a dark and hook-laden body of work.

During his time in LA Barrie has been working on a variety of projects. One of which was a collaboration with Lana Del Rey on the track “Brooklyn Baby” which appeared on LDR’s work Ultraviolence. The duo also collaborated on a duet of the song “Summer Wine,” made famous by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. Over the past few months he has devoted himself to his own project, the four-track EP HATE, out today, via ACID BIRD.

The first single “Chivalry is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow” had its video premiere on Pitchfork. The track was engineered, produced, and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliot Smith, Beck, Guided by Voices). For the rest of the EP Barrie worked with Manny Nieto (Trash Talk, The Soft Pack).

HATE also features a variety of talented musicians including Solomon Walker (Morrissey), Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Beck), and Erik Von Herzen (Social Distortion). Be sure to check out NiGHTMARE BOY’s EP HATE. The newest single is “Pretending Not to Breathe“.


1. Chivalry is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow
2. Darlin’ (I’m Fine)
3. Pretending Not to Breathe
4. Dragonfly

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