Indietracks 2013 Photos and Memories

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:38 pm

I'd like to say it's an original, but the times I saw Huggy Bear coincided with me being far too shy to buy any merch off them. I got it off of Etsy. It came from America, but was very reasonable indeed!

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Post by Damian » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:48 pm

Also security were hilarious this year. Such effective bag checks:-
"Any drugs in there?"
"No"
"Alright in you go then"

By the third time of asking they just started waving me in, I could have had mountains of cough medicine and vicks for all they knew.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:54 pm

Take with your chosen amount of salt, but I heard some time on Sunday that the amnesty bin amounted to a total of two small amounts of weed. Maybe the security detail were told it was a spin-off of the same weekend's Secret Garden Party. I suspect by the last day they'd wised up to the sort of place that puts on sock puppet and bow tie making workshops.

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Post by leon » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:56 pm

That was a belter wasn't it.

My fave music was Big Wave, Fear of Men, Fever Dream, The Lovely Eggs, Cars Can Be Blue, and Camera Obscura, but loads of the others were great too.
knibbles wrote:Leon kindly being my Partner in Twirl Crime for all of Camera Obscura. Busted some serious twirls. Sorry to everyone we kept bumping in to.

Erm, yeah sorry about that. It was lots of fun though.
freson wrote:I also enjoyed the look of panic on Leon's face when I told him I looked forward to seeing his band play in the merch tent on Sunday. I later found out that I'm not the only person to mix up Hobbes Fan Club and The Proctors.
All the blood drained from my face! I think Jordan from Flowers also got us mixed up. Its an easy mistake to make, what with me and Gavin being handsome men of a certain vintage.

It was especially lovely to meet lots of new people this year too, and to see those of you who are fast becoming old friends. I've only been around you lot for a few years but it feels a lot longer (IN A GOOD WAY!). I did tend to be very drunk as the evenings wore on so I must apologise to anyone I slurred at!

When I got home and charged my phone I discovered I'd filmed some of the Indiepop Singalong:


Lovely innit.
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Post by leon » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:59 pm

Bah, I can't make that youtube thing work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4YFVAlABH4
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Post by Trev » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:01 pm

leon wrote:Bah, I can't make that youtube thing work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4YFVAlABH4
Just take out the s in the https and that should do the trick...


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Post by leon » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Cheers Trev.
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Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:14 pm

Everyone, you are lovely!

Thanks so much for another wonderful indietracks.

Thanks to the organisers, and the bands, and everyone I spoke to over the whole weekend, because you are all lovely.

Indietracks is the best weekend of the year, and it's everyone involved who makes it so wonderful.

I love you all.

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Post by mkgleeds » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:18 pm

A great time as ever.

My favourite band was probably Kid Canaveral, closely followed by

Brilliant Corners
Flowers
Martha
The McTells
Still Corners
Brilliant Corners
The Pastels

And honourable mentions for;

The Fenestration
Fear of Men
Seabirds
Finnmark
Alpeca Sports
Lovely Eggs
When Nalda Became Punk
Good Grief
Fireworks
Helen Love
Milky Wimpshake

Specific highlights;

The Brilliant Corners trumpet player who despite clearly being too young to be an original member was having the best time ever.

Finding we had a room at the Travelodge – they phoned on Wednesday to say they were overbooked – and I confess shouting was involved – but luckily when we arrived on Sat lunchtime they couldn’t give us a key quick enough

Stage Chat from Kid Canaveral – Scraped eyeballs and vomiting in handbags etc

Leaving Helen Love to go and see Still Corners and turning around to find the stage appeared to have exploded

Orange Cider on Saturday – was regretting it a bit as my insides dissolved on Sunday

Punk Boy

The car alarm playing along with Still Corners and fitting in just fine.

People with mouths agape during Flowers set

The rain staying away on Sunday despite 3 or 4 times when it started spitting. I did make a pact on Saturday that if it stayed dryish for the Pastels I didn’t care how much it rained later – sorry about that Camera Obscura fans

Don’t Look at Me (I Don’t Like it)

Finding/Hijacking a taxi in the rain at Butterley on Saturday

Seeing pictures of bands I didn’t watch on here and realising there were only 11 of us not in a band and pondering how Team Indietracks can possibly make it work.

Drug dogs etc – seems like Council licence condition – cant remember anything ever happening that would justify them

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:32 pm

WE had another magical year; and I think the Saturday in particular was the best day I've ever had at Indietracks, for a variety of reasons, not least being able to make it back to the hotel to see the exciting bit of What Lies Beneath with Harrison Ford. I'm kidding; Fever Dream were the highlight for me, and I really see no reason at all why they shouldn't be huge. I was watching them with Leon, and he mentioned something about wishing he was the same age as the band so that he could throw himself around like that when he was playing with The Hobbes Fanclub. I wish I was the same age as Fever Dream so that I could throw myself around whilst listening to them. Might try it next time I've got the house to myself...

Other great things were: The Lovely Eggs, Fear of Men, Milky Wimpshake, Big Wave, Jerv for looking after that cymbal stand, the bar staff asking where everyone had come from, the staff at Carnival of Food, Leon's adult poncho, Alpaca Sports, Haiku Salut, the very nice staff at Sainsbury's caff, seeing very peaky indiepop comrades in Sainsbury's caff each morning, the fella who danced his way to the front during Finnmark, and generally being so deliriously happy (pissed) that by 8pm on Saturday night I didn't care that it was chucking it down, because all I could see was familiar, happy smiling faces.

Really sad I missed The Fireworks, but I'll see them in six weeks time, so that's something to look forward to.

In truth, Indietracks is our holiday each year; the one time where we can be truly selfish and do what we want for three days. To have that and be surrounded by so many wonderful friends and brilliant bands makes it the best place on earth once a year. Without wanting to get completely mushy, these really are days I'll remember for the rest of my life. Well, perhaps the bits before about 7pm, anyway.

Huge thanks to everyone involved in any way.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:01 pm

Stuff starting to trickle in - the usual ultraquick work from Derby Telegraph: http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Uniqu ... z2aT6ViNrv

The woman from the retro clothing stall: http://vintagevixon.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... s-pop.html

And the Martha stage invasion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gciMoFqCwYU As far as I can think that's the first ever Indietracks crowdsurf. Circle pit next year?

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Post by leon » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:20 pm

I forgot Alpaca Sports, they were brill too.
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Post by indiehorse » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:23 pm

Subjecting the disco tent to the Mighty Mighty Bostones and Mission of Burma without getting run out of town.
Staying up all night and drinking in the fort.
Helen "GLITTER CANNONS" Love.
Northen Spies.
Martha <3
The life changing moment when you find out that the floor in the campsite cafe that looks like wood is actually carpet.
Refraining from being polite and quite during ONSIND's merch tent set.
Being immortalised in song (sort of).
All the happy, friendly, wonderful people - friends old and new.

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Post by indiansummer » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:33 pm

anyone else feel a bit sorry for that hapless sound man during the stage invasion?
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Post by linus » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:56 pm

Watching the crowd surfing on YouTube I very much enjoyed seeing Jamie move with great authority through the crowd and like a concerned Dad at a children's party step in and supervise... I felt an overwhelming sense of pride that the lad got in amongst it and took control

It almost makes up for him maiming Jaynie the night before

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Post by quimby » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:57 pm

I am still trying to remember half of it, I saw many more bands than previous years. Loved The Tuts, and also enjoyed playing Tuts t-shirt bingo (did anyone not buy one?). The Secret History were rather fine. I adored the Brilliant Corners, had one of their LPs back when they were about originally. Far better than I expected. And yes, the trumpet player was a hoot. We couldn't bear to be in the church on Saturday, but on Sunday we enjoyed Expensive. The Lovely Eggs made me grin hugely. I was all a bit tuckered by Helen Love, I'm afraid, and with work the next day I didn't see the whole set. What I found remarkable is that I didn't see one band that I thought OK or mediocre - whether that was luck of choice I don't know.

Photos are gradually being uploaded: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orqwith/se ... 846387297/ Many rubbish ones, but some came out OK. Didn't want to drag the SLR around in the heat and rain, so not quite as good as I'd hoped.

I stroked two owls and also the drugs dog, who was a big soppy black lab. The bag searches just amused me, they were so cursory.

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Post by Anoraky_in_the_uk » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:06 am

The Brilliant Corners was an absolute storming set by a band who were clearly really enjoying themselves.

Lovely Eggs were magnificent.

Another Sunny Day playing an extra set because the train was too full - where else on the planet would that happen ?

The Just Joans in the merch tent.

Another great year.

Ooh, and the Pale Spectres.

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Post by Cloudy Cat » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:35 am

Each year is better than the last. This was the best because we did more socializing which I suddenly realized was equally important as seeing the bands. This was impressed upon me as I sat on the train having given up on waiting any longer for Camera Obscura and Harvey Williams, also departing the site early, telling me it's only Camera Obscura and we then discussing which bands we would wait an hour for with sore feet and damp clothes; very few but those that made the cut were Orange Juice, Microdisney and the Beatles, if we could raise the dead pair from the grave. Later I added Throwing Muses to the list but I'm not sure that should count as I was then sitting in a warm car in dry clothes.

Bands I loved: top of the tree had to be the Lovely Eggs and then just a branch lower hanging out with the Eagle Owl would be Making Marks. Great jangle pop, old school indie that it seems the Scandinavians are better at than us as witness the wonderful Alpaca Sports also.

Making Marks, brilliant, I'll say that again because nobody has mentioned them. And the singer even recognized us from their London gig many months ago.

Colour Me Wednesday, great as ever. Me and the wife sang along to Holiday From Your Life, apologies to anyone sitting within earshot (Nadia Tut did give us a slightly reproachful glance). I hope I didn't offend Jen when she was sitting on the merch stall as I sort of gazed blankly in her direction and didn't even ask her how sales of the lp were going, I was too stupefied with heat to summon up a single word.

All the bands on the first night especially the Tuts who made it a fiery friday. They must have made a fortune on tee shirt sales alone.

Just Joans in the merch tent, simply superb.

Harvey Williams in the craft tent. Anorak City wow!!! But even better was hearing him cover You Say You Don't Love Me which not many people realize is as good as Ever Fallen In Love ( the wife tentatively asked, "was that an Orange Juice song?")

Brilliant Corners, especially the trumpet player bouncing joyfully. I wasn't expecting much but they were bloody splendid.

Cars Can Be Blue, fabulous.

Tunabunny, a wholesome racket.

Seabirds, sounded great from a distance.

The owls, the owls, just love the owls.

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Post by Cloudy Cat » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:55 am

Oh and how could I forget the indiepop singalong on sunday at the beach. I think that will be my fondest memory. I have to be boastful and say the wife and I totally owned Eighties Fan.

Just before the singalong we got recognized for being on Pointless which was freaky. It was also great because we made some new friends. And an Indietracks Eggheads team is in the planning stage.

I'd also like to mention the little steward guy who was so enthusiastic about all the bands and was saying how much he related to the Just Joans song Hey Boy, You're Oh So Sensitive because he'd never had a relationship. I hope he meets someone.

Enthusing over all sorts of music with Kev, love to dj for you sometime. In the meantime the wife and I will compile a mix cd for you.

Also I was happy we could give Kelly from Congleton a lift to the premier inn. Anyone who needs a lift next year look out for a pink honda in the station car park.

And I'm also pleased I made the Mini Skips singer so happy by buying their single. It's lovely, so everyone order a copy now.

As the Just Joans say, what will we do now?

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Post by RITH » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:45 am

I could (and will, eventually, probably) write about this weekend forever, but I'll try to keep it shorter here. My first visit to England ever was quite magical indeed. I've met so many people (including a lot of anoraks) and bands!

Some musical highlights:
- The Tuts being so happy to play, and playing very well (including a cover of 'Love doesn't just stop')
- A sweaty Northern Spies-set on the hottest train ever
- Just in time off the train to hear Finnmark! playing 'Brännö'
- ONSIND in the merch tent, especially 'Heterosexuality is a construct' with (I think) especially Jamie and Ray screaming along
- The Just Joans playing 'If you don't pull' in the merch tent (a song later repeated twice (with Katie!) on the beach singalong)
- Cars Can Be Blue (and seeing Trev going absolutely wild when they played 'Do you remember?', and Nate noticing and laughing)
- Pete Green in the train, especially 'Let it go by' (could hear a needle drop). Also: his perfect timing ending his set the moment the train stopped.
- Bloomer were lovely & loud, hope they'll release some music soon
- Colour Me Wednesday singing 'Holiday from your life' in the merch tent, and when in 'Purge your inner Tory' Jen sang "sun in my eyes i can feel..." and the sun came through right that moment
- Good Grief! on the main stage, despite Will's broken guitar. Lovely cover of Lucinda Williams' 'Don't tell anybody the secrets'
- The Fireworks in the church, ending with an 'encore' of 'Getting nowhere fast'
- Making Marks, despite sometimes somewhat awkward in between songs banter
- Marha (I arrived during 'Gretna Green') being brilliant. All four of them being impressive in remembering their lines to Billy Joel's 'We didn't start the fire'. Such lovely people too.
- Without Feathers in the church. Such pretty voices! I especially loved that 'Wash your face' song and the cover of Teenage Fanclub's 'Ain't that enough'. But all songs were wonderful, really looking forward to more releases by them.
- The Helen Love crowd were the stars of the show. The band were very static, just quietly playing their songs, standing still. Not one 'hello' or 'thank you', but it wasn't necessary. There were a couple of hundred fans doing the work. I especially loved watching Marianthi when they played 'Atomic beat boy'
- Indiepop singalong on the beach, including a one-song appearance by The Wendy Darlings

Other highlights:
- Meeting people EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME. People whom I've never met before running up to me yelling "You're Dennis!!", already starting at London St Pancras when Jennifer, Miguel and Roque walked past
- Selling zines in the merch tent, meeting tons of lovely people and bands. Over the weekend I was sat next to Trev, Woog Riots, Andreas Alpaca Sports, David Leach, The Beautiful Word, Emma Kupa, Northern Spies, Pete Green, Cars Can Be Blue, The Mini Skips, et cetera. It was great, and I actually sold quite some zines as well.
- Scott from Tunabunny buying a zine. He's such a great writer, and I was a bit intimidated to let him read my ramblings.
- Meeting various Dutch people, to my surprise
- Baby Lovely Egg with Sonic Youth t-shirt/onesie
- Meeting almost all people who have ever contributed to Candy Twist as writers
- My tent not leaking at all
- Meeting members of 6 (out of 12) of the bands that will contribute to the compilation LP I'll be releasing
- Finding the right balance between being drunk but never too drunk to have a good time or too bad of a hangover
- The best possible campsite neighbours: Barry & Wanda (?), all the way over from Greece
- Really trying to dance at all the campsite discos

And so much more. I'm forgetting most of it, I'm sure. I'll try to write something for Candy Twist later.

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