Indietracks interview #12: Pete Astor

Interview by Andy Hart (A Fog Of Ideas) Ex-leader of The Loft, The Weather Prophets, and numerous other esteemed acts, Pete Astor’s songs remain timeless chamber-pop, brimming with wry lyrical insight and haunting melodic hooks. Now with Fortuna POP! his latest offering will be ‘Mr Music’, a bittersweet lament recorded …

Video round-up: Martha

Today we’re continuing our occasional series of video round-ups with our Sunday indoor headliners – Martha! Hailing from Pity Me near Durham, vegan straight-edge pop group Martha provide energetic, impassioned pop punk, informed by 90s indie rock and Scandinavian anarcho noir. Formed in 2011 by siblings Naomi (bass, vocals) and …

Indietracks interview #11: Fever Dream

Interview by Sam Metcalf Fever Dream play dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy shoegaze to angular post-punk. Intense, melodic and expansive, they are a real treat live and have really good hair. Their album Moyamoya will be released by Club AC30 in April 2015 and we chatted to them …

Indietracks interview #10: Colour Me Wednesday

Interview by David Marples.  Colour Me Wednesday are a four-piece DIY punk/indie pop band based in West London. Their long-awaited debut album ‘I thought it was morning’ was released on Discount Horse records in the summer of 2013. In summer 2014 they released a 10 song split record with Spoonboy …

Video round up: The Wave Pictures

We’re so pleased that The Wave Pictures are coming back to Indietracks, and thought we’d round up a few of our favourite videos to celebrate! The London-based band has released a whopping 14 studio albums, and their newest album, Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, was written and recorded with seminal …

Indietracks 2015 compilation – out now!

Today we’re releasing a sparkling 49-track compilation featuring bands playing at this year’s event. All proceeds will go to the Midland Railway Centre; the steam railway charity in Derbyshire where our festival takes place every year. The compilation ranges from upbeat pop and electropop to fuzzy guitar punk and acoustic folk. It includes well-known artists such …

Indietracks interview #9: Feature

Interview by Mike Noon.  Feature is a three-piece band from London which combines driving 77-style art rock and melodic vocal harmonies. Originally a two-piece from Brighton they have since moved to the capital, added a member and launched what feels like a thousand collaborations. Can you let me know who …

Video round-up: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Ahead of this year’s festival, we thought we’d round up a few of our favourite videos from our Saturday outdoor headliners, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. This New York band has given us some of the most exciting and melodic indiepop moments in recent years. From the celebratory, sparkling melodies …

Indietracks interview #8: Martha

Interview by Mike Noon. Martha is a pop-punk band from the village of Pity Me near Durham in England’s North East. Their infectious sounds can be heard on their debut LP, ‘Courting Strong’ on the Fortuna Pop label as well as on a number of shorter releases through Odd Box, …

Indietracks interview #7: Ralegh Long

Ralegh Long is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album Hoverance was released on Gare du Nord records in April this year, and was The Guardian’s Album of the Week. The beautifully pastoral record features a cast of collaborators including Tom Dougall of Toy, string-arranger Louis-Philippe, Jack Hayter (ex-Hefner) and A …