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Upcoming shows: Sam Outlaw Band... Wedding + Irma Vep... Hannah Nicholson... Adam Torres... Parker Millsap... Laura Gibson... GospelbeacH... Jens Lekman... The Surfing Magazines... H.Hawkline... Peter Broderick + David Allred... James Yuill... John Murry... Jack Cooper... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Slim Cessna’s Auto Club... Avec Sans... Kiran Leonard... Michael Nau... Good Morning... Jen Cloher... Dotan... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts... The Dears... Frankie Rose... The Weather Station... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Julie Byrne... The Burning Hell... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... Will Varley... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Leif Vollebekk... Lowly... Jesca Hoop...

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 28 October 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be bringing The Proper Ornaments to Gullivers!

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

The pair met at a women’s clothing store in Nothing Hill, where Max’s girlfriend was trying to steal boots. The two bonded over a mutual love of The Velvet Underground and later 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 and Woods, and returned with their debut album, Wooden Head, in the summer of 2014.

Last year saw them working on their second long player, Foxhole, released in January 2017. Pitchfork described it as featuring ‘a warm blanket of analog guitar and woolly harmony’. The band’s sound gathers elements of classic UK indie pop with shimmering jangling guitars that blend with rich harmonies reminiscent of the west coast 1960s groups, and in their live shows they take these sounds to a more motorik and heavier realms.

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