MP3: Ooberman / Roll Me In Cotton
Ooberman were semi-formed in Bradford in 1988 by Dan Popplewell and Andy Flett and under the name of The Forestry Commission. Soon Andy's brother Steve joined on bass, and after moving to Liverpool, they were joined by Sophia Churney on keyboards and Alan Kelly on drums. The first official Ooberman was played in June 1997, and soon their gigs and demos led them to the attention of Graham Coxon who released their first single, Sugar Bum, on his Transcopic label. After releasing the Shorley Wall EP to much Evening Session airtime, the band soon signed to Independiente in time for their first charting single, the stunning Blossoms Falling. Spring 1999 saw the release of their debut album, The Magic Treehouse, which gained good reviews but failed to achieve significant sales. This led to the band being dropped, but they soon started to record again and decided to release a mini album, Running Girl in October 2001 on their own Rotodisc. It would not be until March 2003 that their second album, Hey Petrunko!, would be released to good reviews but again small sales. Soon afterwards the band split up, and little has been heard since. The only news of any other release is on the bands official site, the only page of which advertises 'Rare Recordings 1991-2005'. Whether this is going to be an album or a website is as yet unknown. For more info on Ooberman you can try The Magic Treehouse fansite or the Oobtube forum.
Download: Ooberman / Roll Me In Cotton - MP3 2.75mb (rapidshare)