I've been embargoed until 7. But i will post them here ON THE DOT
FOR RELEASE: MARCH 7, 2013
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CAMERA OBSCURA AND BIS TO HEADLINE INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL 2013
Scottish indiepop favourites Camera Obscura and Bis are among the headliners for this year’s Indietracks Festival, held on July 26-28 at a picturesque 1950s steam railway in Derbyshire.
Tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £65 (weekend) and £35 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5pm on Saturday 11 May. After this date, prices will be £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.
Camera Obscura are bringing their refined cinematic indiepop to Indietracks, marking the release of their forthcoming album, Desire Lines in June 2013. The Glasgow band released the albums Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi (2001) and Underachievers Please Try Harder (2003) before enlisting Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen in 2006. The resulting album, Let’s Get Out Of This Country, featured entrancing pop gems such as "Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken" alongside more downbeat yet melodic offerings. The band signed to the legendary 4AD label in 2009, and their fourth album My Maudlin Career again showcased the band’s sophisticated pop, including "French Navy" and "Honey In The Sun". 2010 saw the band tour Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Indonesia.
Bis are a Scottish indiepop band composed of John Disco, Manda Rin and Sci-fi Steven. In 1996, they famously appeared on BBC’s Top of the Pops, performing "Kandy Pop", and also released a series of EPs, three of which entered the UK Singles Chart. Bis quickly won fans with The Delgados and The Beastie Boys, who signed them to the Chemikal Underground and Grand Royal labels respectively. They released three studio albums; The New Transistor Heroes (1997), Social Dancing (1999) and Return to Central (2001), gradually moving from frenetic punk pop towards a more electropop sound. The band reformed in 2010 to play at the Primavera festival, and will perform on the Friday night at this year’s Indietracks.
Also playing Indietracks this year will be The Ballet (Canada), Flowers (UK), Martha (UK), The Understudies (UK), Fever Dream (UK) and American band The Secret History, who will be visiting the UK for the first time.
Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages: the outdoor stage; the indoor stage, the church and on the steam trains themselves. The festival will also host a range of art and craft workshops and a selection of discos after the bands finish.
This is the seventh annual Indietracks festival, which takes place at the Midland Railway in Ripley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The site houses a whole range of lovingly restored steam diesels and locomotives. Festival goers are able to have unlimited rides on the steam railway over the weekend and full access to other railway attractions and museums.
Previous headliners at Indietracks have included Teenage Fanclub, Edwyn Collins, Allo Darlin’, The Hidden Cameras, The Wedding Present, Los Campesinos!, Summer Camp and The Vaselines.
Fuck me, next thing you'll be telling me that Shellac and Bradford Cox at playing Primavera.
and this will be their second appearance. i dont think that qualifies as 'house band' just yet..
bis bis bis bis bis
My Bloody Valentine, Jens Lekman, Blondes and Deerhunter are playing OFF.
but it's the same weekend as Fluff Fest.
The next few bands to play Indietracks 2013 are: The Pastels, Still Corners, David Leach, Fear of Men, The Fireworks, The French Defence, Frozy, The Magic Theatre, Milky Wimpshake, The Tuts & When Nalda Became Punk.
The next bands to play Indietracks 2013 are: Helen Love, Alpaca Sports, anaesthetics, The Brilliant Corners, Cars Can Be Blue, EXPENSIVE, The Fenestration, Finnmark!, Haiku Salut, Jupiter In Jars, Lardpony, The Lovely Eggs, Making Marks, The McTells, The Middle Ones, The Mini Skips, Monnone Alone, Northern Spies, Pale Spectres, Seabirds, The Soulboy Collective, Tunabunny, The Wave Pictures, Without Feathers & Woog Riots. More tba soon!
so excited for this. Helen Love, The Pastels, Martha, The Middle Ones. best people at the best festival <3333
let's all cry and make out when Milky Wimpshake cover True Love Will Find You In The End
what's the Haiku Salut light show all about mate?
just went on gmail and it turns out i booked my ticket at half three in the morning. great news!
because I love going to Indietracks with all my friends but seriously in the discos they NEED TO PLAY SOME VARIETY OF MUSIC. By the end of the day I am done with twee, indie pop. Yes I know one of the discos plays Northern Soul but something with just a slight edge would be much appreciated.
I WANT TO TAKE YOU HOME
I WANT TO GIVE YOU CHILDREN
MAYBE YOU COULD BE MY GIRLFRIEND
OH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
hoping it will noisy, discordant and NOT TWEE
infact i'm going to email them and demand it
so excited for this :3
I KNOW IN TIME WE ALL FIND PEACE OF MIND
WHEN OPTIONLESS WE DO WHAT WE MUST DO
AND THAT WAS BARELY GOOD ENOUGH AND YOU
YOU STOLE MY HEART AND THEN YOU STOLE MY TOOLS
YOU STOLE MY TOOLS YOU STOLE MY TOOLS
jealous, they are great live
sometimes i feel like i should start a fandom for Martha where we all call ourselves Marthos or something, and change our twitter usernames to @ohaudre_kieran, and chat about #marthamemories on hashtags and beg them to follow us back and write intra-Martha slash fic
gan see Daniel Kitson in Leicester that night innit
you going to Deerhoof in like 3 weeks by the way? i'm really excited about that
has it sold out? just seen its the day after payday so i could go and book the day after off work i guess
don't think it is sold out.
maybe don't go if you don't like them anyway just for lil' ol' me, my banter isn't that good.
The Wake, Kid Canaveral, Another Sunny Day, Emma Kupa of Standard Fare, The Art Club, Bloomer, Pete Green, Enderby’s Room, Owl and Mouse, and The Choo Choo Trains
The Wake, Kid Canaveral, Emma Kupa, Owl and Mouse = :D
who is actually going. will book the campsite tomorrow arrggh
Im going. Are you still doing deerhoof tomorrow?
wednesday innit? and yeah
finally got told I'm stewarding
also, ANOTHER SUNNY DAY! amazing. and Kid Canaveral <3
(also, The Choo Choo Trains, jfc)
I think it's the strongest lineup yet. But I don't understand why The Pastels can't headline a night, surely they're bigger than bis and Still Corners!
their set-length is the same as still corners i think
it makes Friday pretty incredible too, so I guess it's no bad thing.
gonna be so good.
was looking at the timetable a few days ago and there are like 5 bands i don't actively really want to see on the saturday. stressss
yeah! you camping this year?
guestlist doesn't get camping with it, and i live on the bus route out. taxi'ing it back saturday post disco
Bis london warm up show for indietracks. Was superb - anyone going to the festival is in for a massive treat.
fucking love indietracks
I heard they moved some acts indoors. How was Helen Love?