As unsuspecting critics latch on to a new wave of avant-garde fully equipped with prog-rock alert antennas, thank God for Delicate AWOL’s demonstration that musical innovation and pop sensibility can still cuddle up and bring out the best in each other. Formed in London in the early hours of 2000 – Delicate Awol have since re-located to the middle of nowhere..grooves and all. So its as hard to pin them down in person as it is to pin down their music. Theres an essence of MC5 trying to get out of Tortoises shell, Stereolab getting it on with The Chicago Underground Duo ..oh and the inevitable Mogwai comparison or two…of course.