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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.


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  • uninvited23

    tags are far more interesting than music

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DeeViant1

    It's still pretty good. 'run like a bitch'

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • Botrytis

    humming OOM is strange, i mean "The Unreleased Become News". only few tracks are really ok

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • redgloam

    I love the African Oom... Anoma is my favorite song. I like Whito Kwaito, too.

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • imwaiting4you

    japanese oom <3 ...

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • stagnate

    Love the song 'Storm'

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • redgloam

    Ummmm... I have a dubstep track from a person or group called Oom, as well as a kwaito track from an African group called Oom, why aren't those listed on here as well? I don't want my scrobbled Oom tracks to go to the wrong artists...

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • anima_

    O___O come to Russia!!! i love this voice O_o

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • fairychar

    Oom from Brighton are awesome live - saw them about 6 years ago at the Hanbury Ballrooms and brought their EP from a local store- The singer has an amazingly sweet angelic voice but songs were very dark - fab combination and just up my street

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • SixFootPianist

    Heh. It warms my heart to know that people are listening to the various ooms! I know of at least 4... my lot, them from South Africa, a Japanese bunch and some Belgians too!

    16 Aug 2008 Reply
  • miki_da_magpie

    Not quite the Kwaito artist I had in mind lol!

    11 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Pugovko

    Good music =)

    8 Jul 2008 Reply
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    27 Feb 2008 Reply
  • baldenkov

    Reliable Friend <3

    18 Feb 2008 Reply
  • elnico

    the oom that im listening to sounds more like trip-hop than african

    28 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Brain-Bender

    There are two Oom, fuck! One is japanese Oom Japan and other is from UK Oom UK GRRRRRR... System Failure...

    28 Aug 2006 Reply

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