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Birmingham, England (1990 – present)

Pram are a band formed in Birmingham, England in 1990.

The band originally consisted of Rosie Cuckston and Sam Owen, and their first album “Gash” was self-released and sold by mail order and at gigs. The band attracted the attention of Too Pure Records (already home to Stereolab, Mouse on Mars and PJ Harvey), and between 1993 and 1995 the label released several increasingly sophisticated albums and EPs. Early recordings were a -influenced blend of rhythmic guitar, keyboards and percussion, with Cuckston’s eerie vocals and lyrics dealing with depression, loneliness and the dark side of childhood. A trumpeter (credited only as “the Verdigris Horn”) played on several tracks, including the quarter-hour In Dreams You Too Can Fly, on debut album “The Stars Are So Big…”. Second album “Helium” (1994) featured increasing use of the sampler, and later recordings show a marked interest in “”. In 1995 Pram left Too Pure, and released a cassette compilation of early demos and live recordings, “Perambulations” - some of these recordings were added to the CD reissue of “Gash”. Singles and EPs were recorded for a variety of labels (including Stereolab’s Duophonic Records), before the band found a new home at Domino Records. The first album for Domino, “North Pole Radio Station”, was originally recorded for Wurlitzer Jukebox Records, but the label shut down before it could be released. 1999’s “Keep in a dry place and away from children” was the soundtrack to an animated film, and also featured a remix by Mouse on Mars – while never strictly an group, Pram have been remixed by several artists (“Somniloquy” features remixes by fellow Brummie experimentalists Plone and Tele:funken amongst others)

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  • KingFahtah

    Sends me to sleep

    23 Nov 3:57pm Reply
  • yungdeity

    this shit is crazy

    8 Nov 8:43pm Reply
  • obscvre

    massaging

    12 Sep 3:15pm Reply
  • Bequeathed

    I'm in love.

    12 Aug 5:03pm Reply
  • ijilk1

    Pop music deconstruction

    28 Jul 10:24am Reply
  • menyauthe

    Best band.

    24 Jul 9:16am Reply
  • Bob_Haagstrom

    This is real fucking neat.

    13 Jun 5:15am Reply
  • TimrousBeastie

    VV Dude, thanks. Just looked that album up and it's great!

    27 Mar 10:12pm Reply
  • djb1993djb

    just want to make sure that any fan of this band knows about After Dinner's album Paradise of Replica. A+++ avant-pop with generously lush sprinklings of synth/electronic colors, childish vocals, and a lingering sense of urban alienation despite the inviting textures. I'd be surprised if Pram weren't aware of/drew influence from this group

    1 Feb 11:33pm Reply
  • FukitGuggenheim

    \V/\V/(())\V/\V/ ღ

    25 Jan 7:54pm Reply
  • pineapple69

    anyone knows similar artists?

    25 Jan 3:51pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    Very doidera esse sound loucocrazydoidão, ouvindo el hig viagens de maryjane!

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • auhasard

    oh my god this is the best thing ever

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rabbitboogie

    somehow reminded me of au revoir simone, hmm.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • vihrnes

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • 2nd_face

    they are fantastic. miss them... still waitin for new tracks....

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • interhole

    i liek em

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SonicNursery

    "Radio freak in a storm" is just too cool of a title! And a killer song to match!

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • HighWay17

    I wonder where are they? Are they still active or what? I know they were working on a new album, and Rosie left the band just after "The Moving Frontier". Bot official site is dead, there are no any news from them since November. It really disturbs and upsets me.

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Falling blissfully in love with these guys. Their weirdness is just too wonderful.

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
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