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2015 band interviews

Indietracks interview #12: Pete Astor

Interview by Andy Hart (A Fog Of Ideas) Ex-leader of The Loft, The Weather Prophets, and numerous other esteemed acts, Pete Astor’s songs remain timeless chamber-pop, brimming with wry lyrical insight and haunting melodic hooks. Now with Fortuna POP! his latest offering will be ‘Mr Music’, a bittersweet lament recorded …

Indietracks interview #11: Fever Dream

Interview by Sam Metcalf Fever Dream play dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy shoegaze to angular post-punk. Intense, melodic and expansive, they are a real treat live and have really good hair. Their album Moyamoya will be released by Club AC30 in April 2015 and we chatted to them …

Indietracks interview #10: Colour Me Wednesday

Interview by David Marples.  Colour Me Wednesday are a four-piece DIY punk/indie pop band based in West London. Their long-awaited debut album ‘I thought it was morning’ was released on Discount Horse records in the summer of 2013. In summer 2014 they released a 10 song split record with Spoonboy …

Indietracks interview #9: Feature

Interview by Mike Noon.  Feature is a three-piece band from London which combines driving 77-style art rock and melodic vocal harmonies. Originally a two-piece from Brighton they have since moved to the capital, added a member and launched what feels like a thousand collaborations. Can you let me know who …

Indietracks interview #8: Martha

Interview by Mike Noon. Martha is a pop-punk band from the village of Pity Me near Durham in England’s North East. Their infectious sounds can be heard on their debut LP, ‘Courting Strong’ on the Fortuna Pop label as well as on a number of shorter releases through Odd Box, …

Indietracks interview #7: Ralegh Long

Ralegh Long is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album Hoverance was released on Gare du Nord records in April this year, and was The Guardian’s Album of the Week. The beautifully pastoral record features a cast of collaborators including Tom Dougall of Toy, string-arranger Louis-Philippe, Jack Hayter (ex-Hefner) and A …

Indietracks interview #6: Los Bonsáis

Interview by Claire Walker. Los Bonsáis is a noise pop duo from north Spain, signed to the legendary Elefant Records label. They combine the electricity of My Bloody Valentine, the primitivism of Beat Happenning, and the instant shake-you-up of The Vaselines. This year they’ve released a mini-lp with ten songs …

Indietracks interview #5: Frida & Ale

Interview by Claire Walker. Frida & Ale are a Swedish/Italian indiepop band, with a new album due out in spring 2015. Frida used to play in Rough Bunnies and Ale plays in the Italian band Le Man Avec Les Lunettes. Their sold-out EP, ‘Frida & Ale Present​’, was released on …

Indietracks interview #3: Lost Pets

Lost Pets formed in and around Nottingham in 2014 following an advert for untalented girls who can’t play their instruments. The band consists of Becky on vocals and guitar, Hannah on trombone, Lisa on drums, and Verity on bass. Their initial desire was simply to learn to play their instruments …