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Indietracks interview #24: The McTells

Interview by Andy (A Fog Of Ideas) The McTells are Paul, Mark, Stuart and Bill.  The Sound of Young Hertford, The McTells cut an urgent twanging/jangling dash through mid- to late- Eighties indiepop (which possibly nobody called it then) forging links with bands such as Beat Happening, The Pastels, Heavenly, …

Meet our Saturday workshop organisers!

(Bunting workshop. Photo: Fabric Nation)  Okay, before we kick off, and entirely unrelated to workshops, we’ve had a couple of stage and steward volunteers drop out and are looking for a couple more. So if you’d like free entry and free camping in return for a few shifts, please read …

Indietracks interview #23: EXPENSIVE

Interview by John Stanley  EXPENSIVE play loud electronic dream pop. They formed in June 2012 and include members of Arctic Circle, Child Mole and The Middle Ones. Inspirations include riot grrl, bangra, r’n’b and happy hardcore. They plan to release their first album in 2013. John Stanley asked them a …

Indietracks interview #22: Tunabunny

Interview by John Stanley.  Sitting on a carpet covered in paint and the sprawled out works of Julio Cortazar, Tunabunny has fallen down the rabbit hole and is begging you to follow, even as they doubt your own existence. Pop/rock music in the 21st century is a played-out corpse picked …

Indietracks interview #21: The Ballet

Interview by Claire Walker Unashamedly “sissy” and explicitly queer, The Ballet marry the DIY queer ethos of the Hidden Cameras with the wry poeticism of The Magnetic Fields to create literate, infectious pop gems. As well as taking inspiration from Stephin Merritt’s body of work, songwriter Greg Goldberg draws from …

Indietracks interview #20: When Nalda Became Punk

Interview by Mark Rose.  When Nalda Became Punk started as the solo project of Elena Sestelo (Vigo, Spain). In 2006 she gathered some songs, and released “Tiny noises make tiny music” her first demo, though at the time the name of the project was just Nalda. After a long break, …

Indietracks interview #19: Haiku Salut

Interview by Sam from A Layer Of Chips. Haiku Salut are a Derbyshire-based trio that use accordions, ukeleles, glockenspiels, pianos, loopery and laptopery to create sounds that have been likened to early múm, Detektivbyrån and the soundtrack to Amélie. Their debut album Tricolore was released earlier this year on How …

Indietracks interview #18: The Fireworks

Interview by Claire Walker.  The Fireworks began in secret in 2011 when Matthew would sing some of his songs over the phone lines to his friends. Over time they convinced him to start a real group so everyone could hear them. Close friends Emma, Isabel, and Carys were finally drafted …

Indietracks interview #17: The Tuts

Interview by Niall from The Spook School  The Tuts are a three-piece all girl punk band from west London. In 2012 they released a self titled EP with heart-wrenching lyrics by front-woman Nadia Javed paired with overdriven punchy guitar riffs. The sound is propelled by Beverley Ishmael’s drumming, who co-founded …

Indietracks 2013 schedule revealed!

Today we’re delighted to announce which bands will be playing on which days and on which stages at Indietracks this year. In total over 50 bands will be playing at the festival, as well as a host of DJs, and craft workshops. We’ve provided a quick summary of the day …