Indietracks warm-up shows

Photo: The Cannanes
This Friday night sees the start of a series of Indietracks warm-up shows in anticipation of this year’s festival. And where better to start than in stylish Madrid with some of last year’s stars, Zipper and The Understudies, plus regular Indietracks DJs, How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

We gather that all of them will be appearing on the Julio Ruiz radio show on Radio 3 RTVE.ES in Madrid tomorrow afternoon between 4pm and 5pm. We’re not sure if he UK contingent (The Understudies and Ian Watson from HDIF) will conducting the interview in Spanish, but some of them have promised to talk about Indietracks! If you get a chance, do listen in!

And if you can’t make it to Madrid, we’ve provided below a list of all the Indietracks warm-up gigs that we currently know about. We’re keeping this list updated on the Warm-up Shows page of the Indietracks website, so do check in there occasionally for the latest. If you are an Indietracks performer or a gig promoter and wish to appear on this page, email indietracksonline@gmail.com and tell us your contact details, when/where you’d like to play or offer a slot, and we’ll do the rest!

Friday 21 May 2010
Sgt. Peppers Club Café, Cuestas Altas 6, Getafe, Spain
Indietracks Presentation Night
Featuring bands & DJs from the 2009 festival including: Zipper + The Understudies + DJ How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Monday 31 May 2010
The 78, Glasgow
Half My Heart Beats
Bands: The Middle Ones + Morgan Orion

Thursday 27 May 2010
Saki Bar (upstairs), Rusholme, Manchester
Pull Yourself Together
Bands: Foxes! + Curly Hair + 1 more tbc + You! Me! Dancing! DJs

Saturday 29 May 2010
Buffalo Bar, London
Pic ‘n’ Mixx
Bands: Pocketbooks + Cola Jet Set + Foxes! + The Cavalcade

Friday 11 June 2010
Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
Bubblegum Records
Bands: The Just Joans + Social Services + The Belle Hops + Half My Heart Beats DJs

Saturday 19 June 2010
The Chameleon, Long Row, Nottingham
A Layer of Chips
Bands: Standard Fare + Allo Darlin + Pocketbooks + Mascot Fight

Friday 2 July 2010
Betsey Trotwood, London EC1R
Spiral Scratch and OddBox Records
Bands: The Cannanes + Sarandon + Humousexual

Saturday 3 July 2010
The Chameleon, Long Row, Nottingham
A Layer of Chips
Bands: The Cannanes + Sarandon + 1 more tbc

Saturday 10 July 2010
The Flying Duck, Glasgow
Half My Heart Beats
Bands: Standard Fare + Kid Canaveral + Water Wolves

Saturday 17 July 2010
RoTa, Notting Hill Arts Club, London (Free admission)
Oddbox Records
Bands: The Monorals + The Hillfields + Sock Puppets + 1 more tbc

Monday 19 July 2010
Venue tbc
Half My Heart Beats
Bands: The Smittens + Boy Genius + Gordon McIntyre + Springfactory

Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Autumn Store
The Victoria, Birmingham
Bands: The Smittens + Lime Chalks + 1 more tbc

Thursday 22 July 2010
2nd Floor Cafe, London Fields, London
Baby Honey “Indietrash – An Indietracks warm-up in that London!”
Bands: Burning Hearts + The Felt Tips + Onwards Chariots + The Give It Ups + The Sock Puppets

Thursday 22 July 2010
The Musician, Leicester
Sweeping The Nation
Bands: MJ Hibbett & The Validators + Standard Fare + Lime Chalks

Tuesday 27 July 2010
Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
Bubblegum Records
Bands: Onward Chariots + The Felt Tips + Always Me Me Me