NiGHTMARE BOY Shares New Short Film SCUMBaG
NiGHTMARE BOY is the solo outfit from one Barrie-James O'Neill. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, he now resides in Los Angeles, California exploring a variety of artistic passions. His newest venture is into film and he has just released his very first short film entitled SCUMBaG.
Watch SCUMBaG now!
SCUMBaG is a mix of beautifully unbridled rawness and montages that takes the viewer on a vigorous journey into the center of NiGHTMARE BOY's psyche. The film saw his teaming up once again with director Joe Rubalcaba who had previously directed the music video for "Chilvarly is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow."
Filmed amongst the Velvet Elvis paintings of Josh Homme's (Queens of the Stone Age) Pink Duck studio, NiGHTMARE BOY effortlessly lays down five mesmerizing songs with loose abandon. SCUMBaG encompasses the aesthetic and raw power of NiGHTMARE BOY's sound, vision, and songwriting. Having had its world premiere on Tidal.com as part of their Tidal Rising series, the film is now available to watch and share on YouTube.
NiGHTMARE BOY 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 newest release, the four-track EP HATE, available now. HATE features a variety of talented musicians including Solomon Walker (Morrissey), Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Beck), and Erik Von Herzen(Social Distortion).
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).