I liked their early stuff. Their debut single (I think) Your Sound is fantastic and loved their debut album too. I’ve seen them live many many times over the years. They were always an uncomfortable band to watch as they all seemed to suffer from stage fright but oddly that added to their appeal as they all seemed like nice people. Such a shame that they lost their band member. Best of wishes to them.
Anyone see them at Upstairs at The Garage or The Water Rats maybe in 2002-ish? Appalling live…yet so endearing. Nicest people. I’ll always have a soft spot for them.
I remember when the internet hadn’t quite taken off. I heard Your Sound on MTV’s 120 Minutes and looked them up on my dial up internet. Found the physical address where to post a cheque so that they would send me the CD single through the post. Being a geek I’m sure my letter was something along the like of:
I heard Camera Obscura’s Your Sound on MTV. I enclose a cheque made payable to…???.. Can you send the CD single to the following address…
That’s why I’ll always have a soft spot for them. Great band. Nice people.