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August 28, 2006

DECORATION – Candidate / Job In London (7″ Single)

Candidate, Job In London Cover13 B Sides BEES3: 21st August 2006
1. Candidate
“They call you echo, ’cause you always answer back, and you’re the focus of my attention, and how you must love that”
2. Job In London
“I got more chance raisin’ Lazarus, than to turn you round, ’cause there’s more life in this mattress, than we’ve got here in this old town”

Musically ‘Candidate’ is very reminiscent of a Pixies song, but I can’t remember which one.  Lyrically it paints a picture of shy embarrassment worthy of Morrissey and I love the way Stuart Murray sings the line “I can do that for myself, thank you”.  ‘Job In London’ is a slow building anthem that explodes halfway through.  It’s the kind majesty that Snow Patrol strive for, but never quite attain.  Once again I love the way Stuart’s voice drops right down for the line “To mend this bleeding heart”.

I can understand why this is a double A-side, I can’t put a hair between the two, quality wise.  I liked their last single ‘Pine’, but I’m absolutely in-love with this.

Intercom mp3

As a stop gap before the new album you can pre-order a compilation of rarities called ‘Flippant’ from the Decoration Website (You can also buy all the other releases).

Decoration Website / Decoration MySpace Page

August 28, 2006

THE INDELICATES – Free Downloads

Free Downloads Cover 2006
1. Julia We Don’t Live In The 60s mp3
“You’re just like Cinderella, on the screen in Technicolor, off the chart, you’re goin’ stellar, your friends are queuing up to tell yer, your lips are full and moist, you could be the Pepsi-Cola seller”
2. New Art For The People mp3
“I followed your perfume, as you ran down the street, I caught you and held you and pushed back your fringe, and swore undying loyalty”
3. Vladimir mp3
“They shot him in the heart, beyond the London strand, the last words that he said… you’re only gonna kill a man”
4. Waiting For Pete Doherty To Die mp3
“Someone come and tap this pain, I haven’t cried since Kurt Cobain”

I just found out about this band called The Indelicates through beethobear’s great Blog. He had an image showing the cover of their new single ‘We Hate The Kids’, and it really caught my eye, and you’ll see why if you click here. They make partly acoustic Rock with hints of The Pogues, Chris T-T or Regina Spektor and pair that with painfully sharp lyrics. They are a five piece led by Simon and Julia Indelicate (She used to be in The Pipettes apparently). The lyrics are packed with little gems like “You sound middle class, but I’ll let it pass”.

‘Julia We Don’t Live In The 60s’ is about meeting a politically active girl but you’re just far too cynical. You’ll be tapping your toes to the beat and bobbing your head to the shouts of “We’ve never had it so good”. ‘New Art For The People’ is like a Rock version of ‘Streets Of Sorrow / Birmingham Six’. It starts with a gentle Piano part and then a wave of Guitars crash in when you’re least expecting it. ‘Vladimir’ is about following a man who’s marching on London, which is reflected in the marching rhythm. At the end of the song he is shot, but I’m not sure if it’s about a real historical figure. For it’s title alone ‘Waiting For Pete Doherty To Die’ will get The Indelicates the most attention. It reminded me of ‘Thatcher Fucked The Kids’ by Frank Turner. It’s not so much about Pete himself but more about the generation that holds him up as it’s icon.

They were sharing two other tracks but they’ve just put them on a single so you’ll need to buy that to get them. Click here to order it straight from their site (I’ll post a review as soon as my copy turns up).

Click here to watch a video for ‘New Art For The People’ as a Mov file.

The Indelicates Website / The Indelicates MySpace