Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames).
Their press release states the obvious influences:
The Beatles, Felt, Durutti Column, Television Personalities, Teenage Fanclub – framed by West Coast psychedelia and sunshine pop.
Fundamentally 80s indie pop – the right kind, and this album demonstrates a dogged determination to present this beloved music in its most faithful authentic form possible.
So, it’s all midtempo jangly songs that can get a little samey at times but true blue fans of the ‘genre’ need not hesitate. Savour!
… still there’s more …