We talk to singer, erstwhile frontman of a number of the better sorts of band and star of Job The Musical Chris Hodges about musical beginnings, piano lessons, misogyny and the economics of 15 year olds; we play Unity Mitford and a Thlyds classic and he plays one of his, which is embarassingly good.
Simon and Julia discuss celebrity paedophiles, the futility of rock’n’roll and poetry, orgone accumulators, the intersection of Northern comics and situationist theorists and tits Jordan with Dangerous Poet Jonny Fluffypunk + Old B-Sides they’ve never played before, erotic storytelling and disreputable verse.
We chat to poet and serious prize winning novelist Ros Barber about Iambs, Goodreads and Happenstance; Listen to readings from her latest book, The Marlowe Papers; and play some slightly better songs than last time.
We play one of our very worst songs really badly + Lily Rae discusses Poetry, herself, Corey Feldman and being awesomely horrible on stage.
Simon and Julia play requested songs they no longer really mean and chat to Paul Stapleton of Pog, Anal Beard, Board Games and Comics…
Our first go, by way of announcing the INDELICATES LIVE JUKEBOX PODCAST in which we will chat, fiddle about, play stuff, read stuff out and try to remember how to play any song that you cue up on our live acoustic jukebox. Plays cost £1.50 and you can request any song at all from the Indelicates back catalogue…
That up there is a new video from it. The album, The fourth LP by The Indelicates, was funded by pre-sales and has been released to backers in three parts over the last six months. It is now available in it’s glorious entirety.
HOW YOU CAN HELP…
As ever, we are dependant on you to get the word out about this release. If you have a moment and would like to do us a favour – you might consider doing any of the following:
1. Share this link on your twitter, facebook or other social network of choice.
Social Networks are evolving and these day, actually posting the link stands a better chance of being seen than ‘liking’ – especially if you add a line about why you are posting it, tag friends or get into an argument about it underneath.
2. Embed the new video on your wall, blog or high end media news portal
3. Send the press release to any journalists, radio stations or influential tastemakers in the young affluent demographic that you know
the press release can be found here, as a publicly viewable google doc:
4. Send tracks to people who you think could benefit from some us in their lives
5. If you bought a preorder package or anything else tangible that has arrived and that you like- take a picture of it, tag it and post it.
6. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon and the rest – if you really want to help us out, high ratings and positive reviews go a long way.
We can’t believe how well this all went. If you’re reading this, there’s a very good chance that we owe you a debt of gratitude – so thank you very very much.
Simon and Julia Indelicate
A few days ago we reached our goal on our low-key kickstarter and we will, therefore, be making lovely shiny black records with Diseases of England on. There are still 15 days left to pledge yourself and be first in line to receive one.
Why should you still pledge?
Well, here is a short list…
1. You guarantee yourself a copy.
2. Any money over and above the target will be spent on making a better product – gatefolds, for example, cost about £300 more, and if there’s enough in the kitty we’ll get them. Heavy black vinyl costs about £100 more etc.
3. We are very likely to come up with some way in which the vinyl that pledgers get will be better than the vinyl we sell later – we’re not sure what yet, but it IS totally the kind of thing we would do.
4. To get back at your neophile parents.
5. Because of sticking it to the man in some way.
So if you’re not amongst it yet – get down!
Also, thank you very much to everyone who has pledged – we really wanted a copy for ourselves too, so we’re glad we can have one 🙂