The disinterested ILB end of year rundown: #16 The Indelicates – The Recession Song
One of the items we’ve ummed and erred about bringing you at ILB is the “Indiechick Top 20 Would Smash List”. This would basically be an excuse to paraphrase Chris Wallace with regards to the lass from Slow Club: “Girl, you look so good, I’d suck on your effeminate and slightly anaemic-looking bandmate’s dick”.
This list probably would have included Julia Indelicate if it had been written, but since The Indelicates became aware of this blog’s existence, it’s probably best we don’t. But, y’know. We would.
Why “The Recession Song”? ILB has stumbled over its love for The Indelicates before, but that was when they were in their We Are Pretty Band With A Twist This Is Pretty Song With A Twist. “The Recession Song” is just over two minutes of “YAHHH TRICK YAHHH” aimed at the remnants of the 2000s haircut indie movement (Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight and Kaiser Chiefs are all referenced) while anyone can still remember them, and features that bloke from Art Brut who got his arse out in that NME photo that one time. Basically if you can’t enjoy repeated shouts of “NO CAREER NO HOPE NO FUN NO FASHION”, you should probably go and praise “a stunning return to form for indie’s original provocateurs” in a Manics live review. You decrepit fuck.
The song still doesn’t explain why they sound so much like XTC on the single version of “Sixteen” and absolutely nowhere else in their entire career, though.