In what is by far the most exciting thing that has happened to us as a band, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been asked to play at Indietracks festival this summer. Of course we said YES straight away.
Indietracks takes place on the weekend of 6-8 July. We’ll be playing on Sunday 8 (not Saturday 7 as we previously said) on a stage which is located on a moving steam train! Having played on the 2011 Tramlines Busker Bus so luckily we’re no strangers to performing on public transport.
If you don’t know much about it, Indietracks is an indiepop festival based at The Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire. One of our favourite bands, Allo’ Darlin’, are headlining and there lots of other good bands/DJs, including some of our friends from Sheffield.
These words from our friend Pete, cut and paste from The Guardian, tell you pretty much all you need to know about Indietracks:
At normal festivals, punters have to abandon bottles and cans on the way in. At Indietracks you do that with your cynicism. This is a place where the pluggers and careerists and parasites of the music industry hold no sway: no corporate banners sponsor your blissful shamble dancing and every chord and smile ring fresh as a dew-beaded daisy at dawn. It’s all ages, it’s three stages, it’s steam trains, it’s beer that actually tastes nice, it’s why indiepop is right and the NME is always wrong. In fittingly humble Derbyshire, for three days in July, it’s a tiny utopia.
As you can see, it all sounds lovely. You should come too!