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  • Years Active

    2005 – present (19 years)

  • Founded In

    Brighton, Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom

  • Members

    • Al Clayton
    • Benny Lewis (2013 – present)
    • Heather Newton
    • Julia Indelicate
    • Simon Indelicate

The Indelicates is a UK band founded in late-2005.

Essentially the joint project of Simon Indelicate (formerly a performance poet and author of ‘The Book Of Job: The Musical’ – revived in 2011) and Julia Indelicate (an acclaimed documentary photographer) The Indelicates are a 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.

They have played and been released all over the world, headlining the second stage at Austria’s Frequency Festival, supporting Art Brut (UK) in Germany, Amanda Palmer (USA) in Scotland and The Vaselines (Scotland, UK) in New York; as well as touring extensively in Europe and the UK. In 2008 they attended the Texas SXSW festival, to great acclaim, and in 2009 recorded the follow up to début album American Demo, in Berlin.

In July 2009 The Indelicates published their first collection of lyrics and poems Words by Simon & Julia Indelicate, and in April 2010 their sophomore album Songs For Swinging Lovers was released on Corporate Records in the UK, USA, and all other major territories, and on Snowhite Records in Germany. The album received praise from US/UK author Neil Gaiman and was reviewed by, among others, actor Jack Black in Germany’s Intro Magazine.

From mid-2010 onwards The Indelicates began recording a concept album based on David Koresh and the Waco Siege in Texas in 1993. David Koresh Superstar tells the story of 1993′s Waco Siege with a full complement of pedal steel guitars, musical saws and percussive guns, in a bitter cocktail of rebel country, luau, disco and rock opera. The UK cast includes performances from Carter USM’s Jim Bob, David Devant and his Spirit Wife’s Vessel and Radio favourite Philip Jeays. David Koresh Superstar was co-recorded by renowned producer, engineer and member of acclaimed Austin band Monahans, Britton Beisenherz and Screamadelica (Primal scream) producer Brian O’Shaugnessey. The album was released in the UK on May 16th 2011, and re-released in the US, with additional material, in October 2011, to coincide with The Indelicates first US tour.

Represented by Kip Kouri at Tell All Your Friends 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, Musik Express, and Der Spiegel (Germany), Rolling Stone and Pitchfork(US), and widely on internet blogs and music sites.

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