The Proper Ornaments


Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy,Pink Flames). The band germinated slowly from their friendship, which began when Max distracted James from shop-keeping, as his then girlfriend attempted to steal shoes. Max was freshly arrived in London from Buenos Aires; helped out by Andrew Loog Oldham as it happens, to escape a drug-lead implosion of a previous band and a family member's plan to have him sectioned.

a warm blanket of analog guitar and woolly harmony.
— Pitchfork

Proper Ornaments hold the attraction of seeming to not try very hard at all and achieve something outstanding nonetheless. It just comes easy... mellow jams, exactly what we love.