Some juicy Press:
"...I was hooked in one, as they took apart, with bitter grace, the media /academic obsession with and delight in the downfall of stars and idols."
– NEIL GAIMAN
"...this is intelligent, poetic indie-rock. In other words, it bears no resemblance to The View, The Fratellis, or any other examples of that kind of nonsense"
"The Indelicates are political punk musos attempting to bring the poetry back into pop"
– THE GUARDIAN
"It’s impossible to overstate how much music today needs The Indelicates; in our darkest hour, hope may yet be at hand"
– THE FLY
"Neo-Brecht/Weill theatricality? Check. Profane razor strop wit? Check. Irreverent misanthropy? Check. Scathing socio-cultural critiques? Check. Acid sweet indiepop songcraft? Check. Meet the fabulously unfashionable, unfashionably fabulous Indelicates."
"Unashamedly intelligent bands with purpose and agenda are thin on the ground. This is why the indelicates have been my favourite new band in every end of year poll I’ve been asked to complete in the last four years, but that is not enough. They are going to become the answer to every question put to me; Favourite film? the indelicates. Favourite book? the Indelicates My view on the American Primaries? The indelicates How many sugars in my tea ? the indelicates. Until they get the recognition they deserve."
– EDDIE ARGOS, ART BRUT, in MUSIK EXPRESS
Formed in late 2005, The Indelicates have rapidly been establishing themselves as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of the UK.
Essentially the joint project of Simon Indelicate (formerly a performance poet and author of 'The Book Of Job: The Musical' – due to be revived in 2008) and Julia Indelicate (an acclaimed documentary photographer) The Indelicates are a five piece, piano and guitar-led pop/rock act from Sussex, UK. Taking their musical cues from folk and classical sources - as well as the broad spectrum of British indie rock – they write melodic, edgy and intellectually coherent songs that have been consistently well-received in the UK and abroad.
Julia and Simon met at a Poetry slam (which he won) working together to perform and promote music, poetry, and the famous poets vs. mc's slams that characterised the Brighton 'scene'. Julia then went on to found 60's Tribute act The Pipettes, but left after a year and half to work instead on the rock/ punk music she and Simon had been writing.
They have performed live extensively playing more than 150 shows in London and the rest of England. They have also toured Germany and Austria four times, three times as a headline act and once as main support to Art Brut – playing six dates in 800+ capacity venues. They have headlined shows in such major european cities as Berlin, Rome and Paris, performed to acclaim at Texas' SXSW in March 2008, and have recently done a mini US tour of New York and the East Coast.
They have released three singles and an EP which have been widely reviewed and given international radio play. Over the last few months they have recorded an album for British/German indie label Weekender Records with producer Brian O'Shaugnessey (Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Denim). The album was released simultaneously in the UK and Germany in April 2008.
Represented by Kelly Maxwell at Stoked PR, they have been written about positively in the NME, the New Statesman, Artrocker, the Guardian, the Times, The Fly and other magazines. Internationally, they have been praised in Vanity Fair and Musik Express(Germany), Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Time Out(US), and widely on internet blogs and music sites.