‘A CATHEDRAL OF HANDS’ [RAG010]
THE NEW ALBUM ON RAGOORA RECORDS
RELEASED NOVEMBER 26TH 2016
UK SHOWS: NOVEMBER 2016
At the heart of Oskar’s Drum are Patrick Fitzgerald and Yves Altana
Patrick is best known for his work with seminal 90s band Kitchens of Distinction who released four albums on One Little Indian/A&M before splitting in 1996. They reformed in 2013 for one final album titled ‘Folly’ on 3loopmusic. Patrick has also written and performed as Fruit, Stephen Hero, Lost Girls with singer Heidi Berry and The April Seven with singer Paul Frederick of The Family Cat.
Yves is best known for his work with Manchester bands Wonky Alice, The Chrysalids and (with Mark Burgess) Invincible. He currently plays drums live for Chameleons Vox and is the producer and engineer behind Alchemized Music Production.
Together as Oskar’s Drum they write and perform songs that are jagged, witty shards of angular pop. Their first album – A Cathedral of Hands – is released on Ragoora Records on November 7th 2016 and is available as a CD and Digital Download via Bandcamp. It features ten new songs ranging from the elegiac Green-Veiled Mirror Ghost to the stomping Blackouts. File alongside: Magazine, REM, Scott Walker, Siouxsie and the Banshees and (of course) Kitchens of Distinction.
26/11/2016 LONDON: THE ISLINGTON [supporting The Popguns]
27/11/2016 SALFORD: THE EAGLE INN [album launch HEADLINE show]