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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 …

Indietracks interview #16: Without Feathers

Interview by Claire Walker Without Feathers are a wonderful trio comprising of, Emma Kupa from Standard Fare, Nat Johnson from Monkey Swallows the Universe and singer/songwriter Rory McVicar. The music is beautifully gentle and charming but is really only best explained by listening (and purchasing?) the ‘Three Songs’ EP on their …

Final bands announced and compilation released!

The final bands have today been announced for Indietracks! Ten bands have been added to the festival line-up – The Wake, Kid Canaveral, Another Sunny Day, Emma Kupa of Standard Fare, The Art Club, Bloomer, Pete Green, Enderby’s Room,  Owl and Mouse, and The Choo Choo Trains. There will also be …

Indietracks interview #15: The Lovely Eggs

Interview by Claire Walker. The Lovely Eggs are a punk rock married duo from Lancaster, England. They have released three albums as well as playing hundred of gigs in Europe and USA. They have played at the Indietracks festival twice before and this year they will be joined by a …