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Fancy running a workshop at Indietracks 2014?

Every year we run a selection of arts and crafts workshops at Indietracks. In previous years, we’ve had cupcake decorating, fanzine making, rock and roll sock puppets and even indie-pop Lindy hop dancing! We’re looking for an equally creative mix of workshops for our 2014 festival. If you would like …

Indietracks interview #29: Still Corners

By Stuart Huggett Still Corners are a lush dreampop group formed in London by Texan expat Greg Hughes. With multi-instrumentalist Greg masterminding songwriting and production, the band released their French and 60s pop influenced debut EP ‘Remember Pepper?’ in 2007 and played the church stage at Indietracks the following year. …

Indietracks interview #28: The Brilliant Corners

Interview by Gareth Ware  Having recently both featured on Cherry Red’s 5CD 80s behemoth ‘Scared To Get Happy’, not to mention having played the attendant extravaganza of a live show and released a new 1983-1993 compilation ‘Heart on Your Sleeve’, The Brilliant Corners seem to be caught up in a …

Meet our Sunday workshop organisers!

So a few days ago, we met our Saturday workshop organisers, and today it’s time for the Sunday gang to introduce themselves… Sunday 1pm: Tip Top Indiepop Pop QuizOrganisers: Gordon and KateyCost: All your indie cred. “Our pop quiz is the ultimate indiepop nerd challenge!” “Gordon’s the singer and songwriter …

Indietracks interview #27: The Wave Pictures

Interview by Gareth Ware Prolific, lyrically vivid and packing, in David Tattersall a truckload of awesome guitar solos to boot, The Wave Pictures are making their first venture to Ripley’s fair climes since 2008, which coincided with the release of acclaimed second ‘proper’ album ‘Instant Coffee Baby’. With much having …

Indietracks interview #26: Alpaca Sports

Interview by Antoni Amaya.  In an attempt to escape the Swedish winter in 2011, Andreas Jonsson and Carl Jirestedt from Gothenburg started writing cute little pop songs to a project called Alpaca Sports. The first two songs ever recorded spread with an enormous speed thanks, and before they knew it …

Indietracks interview #25: Monnone Alone

Interview by Gareth Ware Making that transition from being a band member and co-songwriter to a solo artist can be a most daunting of tasks – even modern-day luminaries such as Richard Hawley can be found describing the whole experience as one fraught with difficulty and self-induced crises of confidence. …

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 …