Welcome to our first Indietracks blog interview for 2013! Over the next couple of months we’ll be getting to know this year’s line up a little better, hopefully chatting to both well-known and less familiar faces on this year’s bill. Today, Sam from the fantastic A Layer of Chips blog kicks the whole shebang off by meeting Fever Dream.
East London trio Fever Dream play dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy new wave to angular post-punk. With an E.P. out on Underused Records and a single in the works for Odd Box, their hypnotic sound takes inspiration from Deerhunter, My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth whose footsteps they’ll no doubt follow with their brooding, stylish tones.
Have you been to Indietracks as punters before?
Oh yes. We all went in 2012 to hang out with our pals Tigercats and Allo Darlin’, and two-thirds of us played as part of Esiotrot in 2008; so it’s like a second (and rather boozy) northern home for us.
What was the first festival you went to?
The first festival we all went to together was the Jake & Dinos Chapman ATP, when we were all at university in Brighton. We’ve tried to go to an ATP together every year since – we’re off to the Deerhunter weekend in June (chalet gig at ours?).
And have you played any festivals before as band?
Last year we had the pleasure of playing the mighty Odd Box Weekender and Land of Kings in London (on the same day, just like Phil Collins), and Long Division in Wakefield. Aside from Indietracks we’re playing the Nottingham IndiePOP Alldayer this year, but [as the organiser!] you knew that already.
In an ideal world, which three bands would headline this year’s Indietracks?
Cable, Tom Waits, and Ride. That’s realistic, right? We can bring an extra tent if helps swing any of them.
What should we expect from you at Indietracks? Got any surprises for us?
Depending on the amount of delicious real ale and burritos we consume before our performance, we may be wearing nappies. When Esiotrot played in the church it was like a hot yoga room, so sweatbands may also feature.
And what’s next for the band?
We’re writing and recording a couple of new songs for the Odd Box 100 Club Series, which will hopefully be part of a mystical album we discuss occasionally…