The Indelicates – America

...big, brash rock musical soundtrack

You don’t often come across a song that’s the musical equivalent of Observer columnist Nick Cohen’s critiques of the UK’s leftwing and its frequent backing of religious fundamentalists in support of their blinkered hatred of America.

But that’s the kind of band The Indelicates aim to be, born, as they were, from the meeting of two poets. There’s nothing particularly poetic about this entertaining polemic, whose lack of subtly extends to the suitably big, brash rock musical soundtrack. When the choir joins in on the “I’m with America” chorus, it’s like West Side Story performed by the cast of Oliver.

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