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Gnomefoam is Steve Bromley, from Bradford, UK. In the first minutes of 2008, the sky flared with fireworks and Gnomefoam was born. A New Year’s Resolution was made: to record the sounds that had been bouncing around the inside of his skull for many years. Steve couldn’t play any musical instruments – but that’s no barrier to music making! He had a passion, and he was going to act. In the first week of Gnomefoam’s new life, he sculpted the Frozen Freedom EP, an EP of scratchy, experimental material made up of found sounds and musical elements that had little regard for genre or sound quality. Two similar EPs followed - The benefits of decay and Palimpsest Whispers. These EPs were mostly instrumental, but with occasional lyrical elements about the claustrophobia of “Northern Life”. This lyrical concern has survived into later Gnomefoam, along with a gleeful disregard for genre boundaries and a love of sample abuse.

Over time, his skills have improved and the early scratchy experiments have led to the new Gnomefoam! This year’s album, Squirrelcore is a perfect example: hip hop influenced synth pop, with garage punk and dubstep influences. As ever, that disregard for genre lives on. In the days of iTunes and Spotify, music fans are more widely listened than ever before, and these genre boundaries need breaking down.

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  • CyberMusicLover

    KICKASS Band!

    13 Feb 8:40pm Reply
  • glumtjup

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Fynci

    Gnomefoam have a track out on this years Xmas compilation album, "Jingle Bell Rack" on - out December 11th 2010. Enjoy!

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pizzapi


    3 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Fynci

    ALBUM HAS LEAKED!!!!!!!!!......... oh wait.

    15 May 2008 Reply
  • glumtjup

    CocoRosie? Not really thought about it like that. I like the comparison, though!

    28 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Fynci

    GH big cat style, reminds me of CocoRosie. Weird.

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Fynci

    Similar artists have been done!!!!!! :D

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • glumtjup

    Right. Where's that drawing board? I'm off back to it, see what I can do. Damn Elton and his rules of pop!

    5 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Fynci

    You can't call the EP the same as the album. That's surely breaking unwritten rules of pop musique, I suggest reading the bible of pop, ELTON II page 34 line 23. Ye neyeth nameth yo EP l'same os le albumminem.

    3 Feb 2008 Reply
  • glumtjup

    It's an EP an not an album at the moment. Still, I wildly underestimated how productive I would be, so it'll still be done way before summer!

    1 Feb 2008 Reply
  • pizzapi

    it's snowing really hard here right now and the music goes really naturally so i'd say it's well suited to winter listening...

    29 Jan 2008 Reply
  • pizzapi

    this is an EP that we are listening to, is it not ?

    29 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Fynci

    The bio is so wrong. This isn't summer, it's January, and I'm listening now!

    29 Jan 2008 Reply