Here’s the May Des Was a Bowie Fan behind the hidden door at The Victoria in Dalston. Join us in the club room for a night of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and Northern Soul dancing, with the floor oiled before with live music from brilliant Brechtian Pop band The Indelicates and ace queer/power Pop band Winnaretta.
Find The Victoria at 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston E8 3AS / Closest station: Dalston Junction on the all night overground
More info on the bands…
“Essentially the joint project of Simon Indelicate (formerly a performance poet and author of ‘The Book Of Job: The Musical’ – revived in 2010) and Julia Indelicate (an acclaimed documentary photographer) The Indelicates are a piano and guitar-led Pop band from Sussex. Taking their musical cues from folk and classical sources – as well as the broad spectrum of British indie rock – they write melodic, edgy and intellectually coherent songs that have been consistently well-received in the UK and abroad.
“They have played and been released all over the world, headlining the second stage at Austria’s Frequency Festival, supporting Art Brut (UK) in Germany, Amanda Palmer (USA) in Scotland and The Vaselines (Scotland, UK) in New York; as well as touring extensively in Europe and the UK. In 2008 they attended the Texas SXSW festival, to great acclaim, and in 2009 recorded the follow up to début album American Demo, in Berlin.
In July 2009 The Indelicates published their first collection of lyrics and poems Words by Simon & Julia Indelicate, and in April 2010 their sophomore album Songs For Swinging Lovers was released on Corporate Records in the UK, USA, and all other major territories, and on Snowhite Records in Germany. The album received praise from US/UK author Neil Gaiman and was reviewed by, among others, actor Jack Black in Germany’s Intro Magazine.
From mid-2010 onwards The Indelicates began recording a concept album based on David Koresh and the Waco Siege. Ambitious, daring and beautifully realised, David Koresh Superstar tells the story of 1993′s Waco Siege with a full complement of pedal steel guitars, musical saws and percussive guns, in a bitter cocktail of rebel country, luau, disco and rock opera. The UK cast included performances from Carter USM’s Jim Bob, David Devant and his Spirit Wife’s Vessel and Radio favourite Philip Jeays. David Koresh Superstar was co-recorded by renowned producer, engineer and member of acclaimed Austin band Monahans, Britton Beisenherz and Screamadelica (Primal scream) producer Brian O’Shaugnessey.
Their latest LP, 2018’s ‘Juniverbrecher’, is a swinging poignant rebel fist of an album full of their trademark poetry.
Winnaretta have a queer Pop sound as tight and rare as a pink glove. They’re an intricate, enthralling power trio (tonight playing as a duo) flicking soul bombs into your heart with a big middle finger. Debut EP ‘Mine’ was self-released in 2017. Tonight they play as a power duo.