The Indelicates were a lucky find for me. I was actually looking at the wikipedia entry on the Pipettes and noticed one of the founders had left to form the Indelicates, I looked them up on LastFM and the description said
Vehemently anti-low brow, The Indelicates are one of the few bands around that are still trying to raise the bar of the contemporary music scene. Their own style combines the best traditions of tuneful indie sensibility with insightful lyric writing. Their songs are witty, uber intelligent, and musically superbly well crafted. While highlighting the artiface of popular music and undermining its conventions, The Indelicates challenge the audience to demand something better than the usual platitudes served up by the record industry to uncritical consumers.
which I thought could be great, or complete pretentious crap. Luckily, it turned out to be great. They are sarcastic, bitter and sharp and have a very nice fast moving sound. They are trying to be relevant, and can be a little preachy, Our Daughters Will Never Be Free has the subtlety of brick upside the head, but it isn’t as grating as preachy songs often get and the lyrics keep me engaged even if I know exactly where the song is going. I am a big fan of America (see below) a very clever song that can be read a number of different ways as well as the humbly named This Is The Last Significant Statement To Be Made In Rock ‘n Roll, the truth of which you can judge for yourself. Anyhow, I love the album and highly recommend it if you want some music with bite to it.
Buy their music so that they get rich and inevitably lose their artist edge. Some videos below.
Julia We Don’t Live in the Sixties
Thanks to The Flibbertigibbet for research help on this posting.