GIITTV@THE METRO IN AID OF BATTERSEA DOGS HOME.
The Indelicates, since their Brighton debut last september, have rapidly been establishing themselves as one of the most exciting new bands in the UK. Essentially the joint project of Simon (well-known in Brighton as a poet, singer/songwriter and author of musicals) and Julia Indelicate (a gifted photographer who resigned her post in sixties-girl-band tribute act, The Pipettes, last march), The Indelicates write accomplished songs that sit somewhere between folk and stadium rock with an incisive, genuinely intelligent lyrical sensibility.
'Neo-Brecht/Weill theatricality? Check. Profane razor strop wit? Check. Irreverent misanthropy? Check. Scathing socio-cultural critiques? Check. Acid sweet indiepop songcraft? Check. Meet the first Great band of 2006, the fabulously unfashionable, unfashionably fabulous Indelicates.' (Rolling Stone)
‘Stunning’ they ‘share their sharp wit and social commentary with 90s brainiacs Black Box Recorder, but soften it with a spoonful of Belle & Sebastian’s twee-yet-epic ensemble indie’. (NME)
THE BRIDGE GANG winners of GIITTV ZINE’S unsigned demo of 2005 award, have been creating a real buzz in the capital this year. With a new single set for a release soon, this bands tuneful mix of the Clash and the Libertines is sure to delight everyone!
“London Sky Tonight, is an opening track simply oozing with quality. Though it’s sort of Strokes-y, there’s so much more. Clever chord changes, a superb vocal performance, and an overall atmosphere which makes London Sky Tonight put a smile on your face. It’s just brilliant; you’ll have to listen to it. The Bridge Gang’s demo is, at last, something different and fresh, with songs to put some prominent artists to shame. It must be onwards and upwards from here.”( GIITTV ZINE)
THE VIDEO CLUB
In 2004 London pair Nicolas Biscuit and Matt Biscuit (formely of Art Brut and the Art Goblins) formed The Video Club. They are the sleaziest thing this side of Prince creating a sound Dubbed “Regency Hardcore” they combine electro beats with tales of depravity.
“The VC unleash a synth fuelled romp, which had it been released a couple of years ago would have been tarred with the electroclash brush and discarded into the dustbin of camp novelty. Fortunately for them (and us) songs like 'National Trust (I'm the King of England)' are propelled by sufficiently arse shaking beats and compulsive synth stabs, and if the songs don't get you, singer Matt Biscuit's rogueish charms will.” (JoyZine)
THE SCREAMING BALLERINAS are set to break your heart and set the dancefloor alight with their Infectious Disco punk pop with sublime melodies and and a glamourous, jaw dropping stage show.... brace yourselves.
DJS: ADIE TIGERTRAP, BLOODFLOWERBILL(GIITTV EDITOR)