Sounds From The Other City

The Proper Ornaments

The Proper Ornaments formed in London around songwriters James Hoare (Veronica Falls/ Ultimate Painting) and

Max Oscarnold (TOY). They in met at a women’s clothing store in Nothing Hill, where Max’s girlfriend was trying

to steal boots from. The two bonded over a mutual love of The Velvet Underground and released their first single,

“Recalling”, in 2010 through San Francisco label Make a Mess. They followed it up with an eponymous five-song

EP for No Pain in Pop in 2011 and in 2013, a single (“Waiting for the Summer”) for Lo Recordings, which then

released all their output to date on a collection (also titled Waiting for the Summer) later that year. After signing up

with Fortuna Pop in the UK and Slumberland in the US, and revamping the line up with the addition of drummer

Robert Syme and Daniel Nellis on bass, the group toured with Metronomy, TOY, The Horrors, Crystal Stilts,

Woods and returned with their debut album, Wooden Head, in the summer of 2014, when after a promotional tour

of UK and Europe they packed the 100 Club in a memorable night. Their sound gathers elements of classic UK indie pop with

shimmering jangling guitars that blend with rich harmonies reminiscent of the west coast 60’s groups, and in their

live shows they take these sounds to a more motorik and heavier realms.