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Indietracks interview #9: The Yearning

Interview by Shaun Tomkiss. Founded by songwriter/producer Joe Moore and signed to the legendary Elefant Records, the band’s songs ache of a bygone innocence and simplicity, as influenced by Phil Spector’s girl groups, Brian Wilson’s ‘Pet Sounds’ and Irving Berlin’s classic songwriting. Their debut EP, ‘Jukebox Romance’, was recorded in …

Indietracks interview #6: The Yawns

Interview by Mike. The Yawns are a five-piece band from Funky Glasgow Now. This is their first Indietracks, which is a surprise given their tentacle-like reach into the Scottish Underground. Members contribute to other bands, including Battery Face and Copy Haho; singer Sean has a prodigious sideline as a sensitive …

Indietracks interview #5: Slum of Legs

Interview by Stuart Huggett Slum Of Legs are a six-strong pop gang from Brighton. When they’re not swapping their instruments around, they usually line up on stage as Tamsin (vocals), Kate (guitar), Maria (violin), Michelle (drums), Alex (bass) and Emily (keyboards). Tamsin describes the band as, “A giant pop-psych, punk …

Indietracks interview #30: Making Marks

Interview by The Smittens!  In 2012, Making Marks arose from the ashes of Norwegian indie pop band My Little Pony, who released two full length albums, won awards in Spain toured several times all over Europe, and also visited the US and Canada, including an official showcase at SXSW 2011. …

Indietracks interview #10: Love Is All

Here at Indietracks Towers, we’re usually awoken by the sunlight streaming through the curtains, the morning call of bluebirds, squirrels foraging for nuts, the sound of bicycle bells frightening pedestrians off the pavement, the joyful screech of a joyrider’s tyres, cats fighting viciously for territory (well, we think that’s what …

Indietracks interview #26: Downdime

Downdime are a noisy, psychedelic indiepop band formed in Leeds in 2004. Taking inspiration from the C86/indiepop bands of the 1980s and 90s such as Rocketship, My Bloody Valentine and The Wedding Present. They have so far released two 7″ singles: Seeds of Hopelessness (Squirrel Records, 2005) and Hate the …