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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Proper Ornaments are unable to play this show. We are working on a new show in 2018, with details to follow soon. In the meantime, refunds are available from the point of purchase.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Proper Ornaments are unable to play this show. We are working on a new show in 2018, with details to follow soon. In the meantime, refunds are available from the point of purchase.

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