The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Lætitia Sadier and The Wave Pictures join Indietracks 2015 line-up

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We’re really excited to announce that The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Lætitia Sadier and The Wave Pictures are among 22 bands now added to this year’s Indietracks Festival line-up.

Also added to the line-up today are The Luxembourg Signal, Colour Me Wednesday, Fever Dream, Tuff Love, The Ethical Debating Society, The Free Fall Band, Frida & Ale, Firestations, The Haywains, Oh Peas!, Flemmings, Lost Pets, Remi Parson, Violet Woods, The Hi-Life Companion, Baker Island, Rodney Cromwell, Cristina Quesada and Alexander Christopher Hale.

Days for the headliners have also been confirmed today: Cinerama (Friday), The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (Saturday) and The Go! Team (Sunday). For a complete list of bands announced so far, please visit our line-up page!

Early bird tickets!
Cheaper early bird tickets are available until 5pm on Sunday 3 May. Adult weekend tickets are £7 cheaper if you pick them up before this date, so please grab a bargain while you can! They’re available now from our tickets page.

  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Ever since they first emerged, gathering widespread acclaim from the likes of The New York Times to countless indiepop forums and blogs for their out-of-nowhere self-titled debut album, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have given us some of the most exciting and melodic indiepop moments in recent years. From the celebratory, sparkling melodies of early singles ‘Come Saturday’ and ‘Young Adult Friction’ to the bolder immediacy of ‘Heart In Your Heartbreak’, ‘Belong’ and ‘Until The Sun Explodes’, Kip Berman continues to pen an increasingly impressive catalogue of hits. The latest album, ‘Days of Abandon’ was described by Pitchfork as their “fizziest album yet… a crisp, effervescent gallop, splitting its time between dreamy balladry and spotless indie-pop.”
  • Lætitia Sadier is a French musician who came to prominence as the singer and lyricist of the band Stereolab. Having contributed vocals to McCarthy’s third and final album, Laetitia formed Stereolab with Tim Gane in 1990, releasing a string of acclaimed records combining post-rock, 60s pop and experimental music with socio-political themes sung in both English and French. In 1996, Laetitia formed Monade with Pram’s Rosie Cuckston, and later released her first solo album, ‘The Trip’ in 2010. Her most recent record, ‘Something Shines’ (2014) was described by Pitchfork as “subversively sophisticated avant-pop”, with Sadier’s breathy, balmy voice as the high point.
  • The Wave Pictures released  their latest album Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon in February, written and recorded with seminal punk singer Billy Childish. The Guardian has described their work as “charming, witty pop songs shot through with Jonathan Richman’s gawky glee and Suede’s doomed provincial romanticism”. Earlier this year they played the BBC6 Music Festival in Manchester and also appeared on BBC6 Music DJ Marc Riley’s new “All Shook Up” music television show.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in July!