The Proper Ornaments
Mining the rich territories of The Velvet Underground and The Beach Boys, The Proper Ornaments are comprised of Argentinian Max Claps and James Hoare (also of Veronica Falls) – who both sing and write the songs – and joined by Daniel Nellis (bass) and Robert Syme (drums). The band have already shared stages with the likes of Real Estate, Woods, Crystal Stilts, Toy and Metronomy. Bonding over a mutual love of the Velvets, Love, Felt and West Coast pop and Max and James took their name from a song by the pioneering soft psych band The Free Design. In 2010 they released their first single, "Recalling", following it up with a five-song EP for London label No Pain in Pop. In 2013 Lo Recordings released all their output to date on a collection titled "Waiting for the Summer", followed by the single “First Step Out” in February 2014.