The Proper Ornaments are an unashamedly guitar-driven band and the low-fi single ‘Purple Hearts’ is an absolute delight: a melancholic ramble infused with a sleepy bohemian rhythmic quality:

There’s a sparseness and a majesty in this song – simple yet loaded with feeling. The song is off The Proper Ornament’s forthcoming album ‘Mission Bells’ due out on 28 February 2020, and you can catch the band live as follows:

26.5. UK Leeds – Oporto 

27.5. UK Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s 

28.5. UK Glasgow – Broadcast 

29.5. UK Birmingham – The Victoria, Birmingham 

30.5. UK Bristol – The Crofters Rights 

02.6. NL Amsterdam – Paradiso Amsterdam 

04.6. FR Lille – La Bulle Café – Maison Folie Moulins/ Flow 

05.6. FR Paris – Ideal trouble 

17.6. DE Hamburg – Hafenklang 

18.6. DE Berlin – Marie-Antoinette 19.6. DE Frankfurt – The Cave 

03.7. UK Totnes – The Barrel House Ballroom

The Proper Ornaments are:

Max Oscarnold
James Hoare
Bobby Voltaire
Nathalia Bruno


Feature Photograph: Jeremy Jay