New Zealand indiepop favourites The Chills and dark melodic popsters The Proper Ornaments are among the bands added to the line-up for Indietracks today.
We’ve also added The Flatmates, Nat Johnson, Ravioli Me Away, Dorotea (Sweden), The Hidden Horses, The Royal Landscaping Society (Spain), Bill Botting, Wolf Girl, Skeletal Shakes, The Thyme Machine, Watoo Watoo (France), Marc and Graeme Elston, Lisa Bouvier (Sweden), The Swapsies and Come Again DJs. However, we’re sad to say that Franny & Zooey are now no longer able to make it.
The Chills will perform on Friday 27 July at Indietracks with headliners Allo Darlin’, plus Spearmint and TeenCanteen. We’ll be starting the music slightly earlier on the Friday this year, and the gates will open at 5pm. Gruff Rhys and Dean Wareham headline on Saturday 26 July and The Hidden Cameras and Withered Hand headline on Sunday 27 July.
The Chills are an indiepop band which formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1980, and are known as a part of the Dunedin sound style of indiepop music, which coalesced around the Auckland-based label Flying Nun Records. The band has released four studio albums, and Indietracks is a rare show as part of a fleeting tour of Europe this year.
Mining the rich territories or The Velvet Underground and The Beach Boys, The Proper Ornaments are comprised of Argentinian Max Claps and James Hoare (also of Veronica Falls) – who both sing and write the songs – and joined by Daniel Nellis (bass) and Robert Syme (drums). Their debut album “Wooden Head” was recently released on Fortuna POP!.
Around 50 bands are playing this year’s Indietracks festival, and the full line-up so far can be seen at http://www.indietracks.co.uk/line-up/
Tickets are now available at £72 (weekend) and £38 (day). Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under 5 get in free. Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on 01773 747 674 or visiting http://www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets