A reclusive, secretive name on East London's indie pop scene, The Proper Ornaments have released a string of vital cuts.
Famously meeting in a vintage clothing shop, the band's arch awareness of pop's history litters their music. Yet the group manage to rise above this, with the energy and vivacity of their songwriting introducing some genuine originality.
Working with Fortuna POP!, the band's new album 'Wooden Head' is out now. Joyously innocent pop music, there are shades of C86 in their shambling yet endearing approach.
Recorded largely on a DIY basis, 'Wooden Head' features some sprightly psych pop gems with The Proper Ornaments managing to tap into that deeply English sense of pastoral whimsy.
Sharing its name with a certain post-punk combo, 'Magazine' is all Byrds style chiming guitars and sighing harmonies.
Check it out now.
The Proper Ornaments are set to play an album launch show at London venue the Lexington on June 19th – ticket details.