• Indietracks festival: help the Midland Railway

    10 Aug 2010, 10:33 by NatD


    The Indietracks team are launching an appeal to raise money to finish the Swanwick station building at the festival's railway site.

    We're amazed and really grateful that the Midland Railway makes it possible for an indiepop festival to take place on their steam railway each year. It's a beautiful, perfect location for our festival and the railway staff and volunteers have always been incredibly welcoming, friendly and supportive.

    As you can imagine, it takes a lot to keep the railway going each year, so we'd like to try and help out. We asked the charity how we might help and they said they'd love some help in raising money to finish their Swanwick station building (pictured above by Martin Arrand).

    They've been building the station gradually since 2007 and while it's nearly complete they need a bit more money to finish the internal and external building and furnishing.

  • Indietracks 2010 review

    27 Jul 2010, 10:41 by georgethe23rd

    Fri 23 Jul – Indietracks Festival
    Back at Indietracks 2008 my friend and I were so impressed we vowed "we will never not go to Indietracks". We're sticking to it. You should sell life memberships, or season tickets, or something. I'd buy one. There's nothing rubbish about Indietracks and that's that.


    Pooh Sticks: undoubtedly the highlight for me and better than expected. Very exuberantly received. Played my favourites, including enough of the old stuff. The placards and banter were great, as was Amelia Fletcher.

    Cow Town: nice wonky indie.

    MJ Hibbet & The Validators: I feel an emotionless fraud for not crying during "Leave My Brother Alone", but it was a fine set. The audience participation (needing no instructions from Hibbett) was particularly good. And I freaked out Emma Validator the following day at Loughborough Tescos by congratulating her on the performance.

    The Blanche Hudson Weekend: walls of feedback. Steely looks. Cool songs.
  • Indietracks festival: new headliners and day line-ups announced!

    29 May 2010, 10:02 by NatD


    Slow Club and Everybody Was In The French Resistance…Now! have just been added to the line-up for the Indietracks festival 2010.

    They will join the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Love Is All, The Primitives, Ballboy, Allo Darlin, The Pooh Sticks, Standard Fare and around 50 other indiepop bands at this year’s festival.

    The festival takes part on the weekend of 23-25 July 2010 and is held in the grounds of a picturesque 1950s steam railway in Derbyshire.

    Slow Club are a Sheffield DIY alternative folk-pop duo featuring Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor. Charles plays guitar and sings and Rebecca plays drums and all sorts of weird instruments, like water-filled glass bottles, spoons and the back of a wooden chair. Their acclaimed debut album, ‘Yeah So’ was released in July 2009.

    Everybody Was In The French Resistance…Now! are Eddie Argos from Art Brut and Dyan Valdés from The Blood Arm. …
  • The Primitives, Love is All and Pooh Sticks added to Indietracks line-up!

    23 Apr 2010, 08:07 by NatD


    We're excited to announce that The Primitives, Love is All and Pooh Sticks have been added to this year’s Indietracks Festival. The festival will take place on 23-25 July 2010 at the Midland Railway in Butterley, Derbyshire, and tickets are onsale now.

    They will join New York headliners the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Love Is All, Ballboy, The Pooh Sticks, White Town, Allo Darlin’, Veronica Falls and dozens more indiepop bands at this year’s event. The festival takes place on 23-25 July 2010 on a steam railway in Derbyshire.

    The Primitives emerged from the independent scene of the mid-80s, alongside The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine. With the distinctive singing and blonde bombshell looks of singer Tracy Tracy, they combine 60s melodies, the buzzsaw guitars of the Ramones and the pop sensibilities of Orange Juice. The band became household names across the world for their hit single ‘Crash’…
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to headline Indietracks 2010

    23 Mar 2010, 19:56 by NatD


    We're thrilled to say that the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will headline this year’s Indietracks Festival. The festival will take place on 23-25 July 2010 at the Midland Railway in Butterley, Derbyshire, and tickets are onsale now.

    We're so excited that The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have agreed to come and play at Indietracks this year. The New York band are the most talked about indiepop bands in years, playing brilliantly-executed pop gems that blend the rush of youthful enthusiasm with buckets of guitar noise. We can't wait to see them at the festival!

    They'll be joined by John Peel favourites Ballboy, UK chart-toppers White Town, and this year’s two new indiepop sensations Standard Fare and Allo Darlin’. Over 40 bands have already been confirmed for the festival, and more will be added shortly. The full list is below.

  • Dandelion Radio - February 2010 shows

    31 Jan 2010, 19:31 by DandelionRadio

    Andrew Morrison:
    The War Crimes are exclusive session guests for a second time on Andy's February show with three brand new songs. You'll also hear a classic John Peel session track by Boards of Canada from 1998, alongside new music such as Yeti Lane, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Boy Omega and Lucas Renney. The choicest unsigned cuts include The Spinoza State, FireFliers, The Horn the Hunt and A Dancing Beggar. Regular slots Scott's Funky Five Minutes and Teresa's Tasty Tips appear, as well as new feature Andy's MP3 Memory - selecting a favourite download from over a decade ago, when online music was in its infancy.

    Greg Healey:
    Three hours in length, this month's show features a thumping good session by Rack and Ruin Records artist Chad Golda. This exclusive Dandelion Radio live session features re-workings of material from Chad's forthcoming Dance Sessions album. Add to this an exclusive taster from Northcape's soon to be released Captured from Static album and whole host of exciting new music from the worlds of net audio…
  • 2009: the albums

    27 Dec 2009, 09:49 by hengie

    Di seguito la lista dei miei 30 album dell'anno, e a seguire gli album che ho comunque apprezzato. Ho anche aggiunto i link alle recensioni che ho scritto su OndaRock.
    Here follows the list of my 30 favourite albums in 2009, followed by a list of albums I also liked. I added the links to the reviews I wrote, published on OndaRock (reviews are written in italian).

    01. Leonard Mynx - Vesper
    02. Savoy Grand - Accident Book
    03. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware
    04. The Leisure Society - The Sleeper
    05. Noah and the Whale - The First Days Of Spring
    06. Revolver - Music For A While
    07. Mi and L'au - Good Morning Jokers
    08. Grand Archives - Keep In Mind Frankenstein
    09. Old Lost JohnFaceless
    10. Matt Jones - The Black Path

    11. Kings of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence
    12. Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
    13. The Mostar Diving Club - Don Your Suit Of Lights
    14. Musette - Datum
    15. God Help the Girl - God Help The Girl
    16. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
    17. Kesang Marstrand - Hello Night