The Proper Ornaments / Wedding / The Good Water

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(Tuesday) January 24, 2017 - 19:30

Hare & Hounds Kings Heath - 106, High st, Kings Heath (Map)

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THIS IS TMRW
PRESENTS
TUESDAY 24TH JANAURY
HARE AND HOUNDS

PROPER ORNAMENTS

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

WEDDING
THE GOOD WATER

Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames).

They released a single on San Francisco’s Make a Mess and an early E.P. with London’s No Pain in Pop in 2011 – then a collection, ‘Waiting for the Summer‘ (LoRecordings) in 2013, which bore the influence of past UK guitar music – The Beatles, Felt, Durutti Column, Television Personalities, Teenage Fanclub – framed by West Coast psychedelia and sunshine pop. Tape recorded and unpretentious in all sorts of ways, it seemed bound to slide around the sides of a snow globe-like mainstream, into that ambivalent fate of being a bands’ band: Real Estate, Woods, Crystal Stilts, and Metromony solicited them for support slots.

Debut LP ‘Wooden Head’ (Slumberland) came out in July 2014 and was heard more widely. Perfecting the unique slant of their previous work and polishing it, the album crackled with hints of something majestic behind what could at first be heard, a secret sotto voce world inside. It was as quietly sly and mercurial as it was driving and accessible, and its masterly crafted simplicity drew extensive critical praise. The sweetness of the record, unless you took to a certain track with the lyrics, in fact belied their circumstances. They were living in Whitechapel on slender means and debauched psyches, crawling through the remains of homelessness, unemployment and divorce. Unpredictable, violent acquaintances that were occasionally made band members orbited and crashed. The album was made in a whirlwind of chair-breaking, knife-drawing chaos.

Proper Ornaments hold the attraction of seeming to not try very hard at all and achieve something outstanding nonetheless. Quite apart from our attachment to laziness and chance which make this seductive, textures of dappled drums, softened-out guitars and vocal harmonies that slide along as effortlessly as this, any evidence of conscious construction spirited away, are in themselves totally ecstatic to listen to. ‘Foxhole’ is out ‪20th January ‪2017 on Slumberland (US) and Tough Love (UK/EU).

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(Tuesday) January 24, 2017

The Proper Ornaments / Wedding / The Good Water

Hare & Hounds Kings Heath 106, High st, Kings Heath Birmingham, United Kingdom

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