Hailing from Brighton, oom are a glitch-rock four piece fusing beautiful vocals with broken electronics and noisy guitars. Their music, if you wanted to squish it into a pigeon-hole, could be described as the mutant offspring of Bjork, Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails… sort of.
The band was formed in Leeds by Ed Chivers and Debbie Clare as a bedroom recording project. At this time Ed was DJing and producing Drum & Bass with Pash Ostovar on their own imprint - Breakz Lab, Debs was working with 20:20 Vision’s Random Factor after a chance meeting whilst waiting for a train in sunny Doncaster. They gigged as a duo, supporting bands such as Electralane, British Sea Power and Eighties Matchbox. They managed to pick up the most unlikely fans along the way such as Chuck D from Public Enemy when they “…blew me the fuck away…” after an introduction backstage at a TV show. It was decided that just two people couldn’t make enough noise on stage so they recruited Alex on guitar after he contacted them as an avid fan. It still wasn’t enough so they ‘borrowed’ Darren from Jacobs Stories to complete the sonic arsenal…
News was spreading fast and when Massive Attack’s 3D heard their demo they immediately asked Debbie to record with them. She is currently writing and singing with them, one of the tracks – Joy Luck Club is featured on their best-of album Collected released March 2006.