Indietracks 2012 Memories and Photos

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Re: Indietracks 2012 Memories and Photos

Post by Karenbee » Mon Jul 09, 2012 22:09

This really awesome owl.
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Jul 09, 2012 22:32

The owls were amazing:
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Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jul 09, 2012 22:32

It's just occurred to me that Emma herself gave me my wristband on Friday* and in my hastening to get in I neither recognised her nor let on who I was, and didn't get the opportunity to for the rest of the weekend.

(* when I turned up at 5.30 convinced the music started at 6 and was surprised to find about four non-staff/stewards on site. In a weekend that would later involve being taken for a member of Ace Bushy Striptease, being given lollipops by Sean Price and being recognised as an Indietracks type by two different members of Travelodge staff, it kind of fit in)

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Post by islandhopper » Mon Jul 09, 2012 22:45

sweepingthenation wrote: being recognised as an Indietracks type by two different members of Travelodge staff
They can all just tell now. The Premier Inn staff just come out with stuff like "hope you enjoy the music tonight" without bothering to ask. When we got picked up by our taxi driver outside Sainsbury's this morning the first thing he asked was "did you enjoy your weekend?". He then also went on to say that all the drivers look forward to indietracks this weekend and that we were all the friendliest bunch of people he ever met!

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Post by wyvern » Mon Jul 09, 2012 23:04

I always worry that it won't be as good as other years and I was a bit grumpy at times. Come on, I was ill. Somehow it lifted me and I made it through the weekend. The healing power of indiepop.
The shock of seeing a non-indiepop world at Nottingham bus station was awful.
It was an amazing weekend, I saw amazing bands, amazing people, danced and got horribly drunk with some of the greatest people on the planet, was so close to crying on a number of occasions and I now hurt inside and out. The end of Sunday night in the dance tent was so special. A perfect ending.
Boo. Work tomorrow.
I've just managed to load the 2000 plus photos off the camera cards and might set the video to do likewise overnight.
A whole Velodrome 2000 set on video!!!
Quite a bit of the Vaselines too.
Half of Allo Darlin set!
And that was just Sunday.
I think I might have the whole of Friday night but that seems a long time ago and my brain was a bit muffled.
Gutted I missed Orca Team and told that I missed the best song ever on the train.
See you Nottinghams (and Smittens and Standard Fares) tomorrow.
You are all lovely people. xxxxxx
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Post by Rocker » Mon Jul 09, 2012 23:27

BEST INDIETRACKS EVER!!!! THANKS TO ALL THE CREW!!!!

Yes the rain did not dampen our spirits, buoyed as they were by Leadmill's Old Mottled Cock, and Burritos! Oh and Gopal's curry stall was just as good as ever too!

Highlights for me were Spook School - best new band of the festival for me; The June Brides - on top form! Tender Trap - that new album is perfect and will be featured LP in my August show on Dandelion Radio. Joanna Gruesome - through the square window - their name was enough to win me over and they sounded ace from just outside the church. Allo Darlin' OF COURSE! Velodrome 2000 were ace - I never saw them back in the 90s so was great to find out what I missed. Standard Fare - who drew just about the biggest crowd to the indoor stage, and it wasn't even raining! Evans The Death! Gold-Bears! Liechtenstein tempting fate by playing "Passion For Water". Veronica Falls! The School! Colour Me Wednesday! Tigercats! Electrophonvintage! And the Vaselines - all indie kids should be forced to recite the words to "I hate the 80s".

Also caught two rather crowded but ace train sets - Markie Plays Girlpop - showing perhaps the more sensitive side of Velodrome's guitarist - and Pretend Art - which is of course an anagram of Tender Trap, god knows how crowded it would have been if they'd been billed as themselves!

Please can we make Indietracks 3 weeks earlier every year! That would mean less time to wait 'til next time - although I can foresee problems in a decade or so when it will clash with that other staple of my calendar, London Popfest!
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Post by linus » Mon Jul 09, 2012 23:34

I feel like such a numpty for not getting the 'pretend art' anagram...

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Post by tobifail » Mon Jul 09, 2012 23:36

oldgreentieon wrote: Tobi, can I remove my cock ring now, please?
Yes, okay.

I totally forgot about mine

Hence the gangrene.

It was lovely seeing you, sorry I didn't get to say goodbye x
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Post by joanny » Tue Jul 10, 2012 01:49

I spent the whole weekend thinking I've never had so much fun.

And I saw Pretend Art playing "Talulah Gosh" in a moving train.

Yep.

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Post by PontiacB » Tue Jul 10, 2012 08:20

Our first indietracks and what a cracking time my wife and I had. Thanks to everyone involved and to all the gudiance/help from people here in advance. Driving up the M1 stuck in traffic in the rain with both of us feeling under the weather I wondered whether my expectations were too high, but as soon as we reached the festival site I knew this was spot on for us.

General highlights were just how friendly, considerate and helpfull everyone was at all times.
Musical highlights for me were Smittens, who set the tone, Evans The Death, Hobbes Fan Club, Joanna Gruesome and Veronica Falls. There were many other I enjoyed as well. My wife loved Spook School, who I missed, and the 10p mixes on the train.
Other memories included seeing the Joanna Gruesome boys pile out of an old train carriage late Sunday morning where the railway staff had allowed them to kip for the night, a parrot imitating my wife's coughs and the drummer from Vacaciones saving me from putting my hand on a wasp.

Only regret is not sticking it out till the end due to the prospect of us both getting up for work at stupid O'clock on Monady, therefore missing Monochrome Set and Allo Darlin.

Once again thanks to all involved and can't wait till next year.

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Post by crystalball » Tue Jul 10, 2012 08:53

I can't believe the Joanna Gruesomes kipped on the train. That's the dream! Next year I'm pulling rank.

Still completely amazed and shattered and heartbroken. It's lovely reading all this glowy stuff.

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Post by lloydybwoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 09:34

That photo is all sorts of wonderful.

I cried at The Just Joans, and at Standard Fare (was it just me, or did Emma look a little overwhelmed by how many people were there singing and dancing along? Incredible scenes, especially during Philadelphia). And This Many Boyfriends, when they played Starling. And Allo Darlin.

Young Romance were the 'mygodwhoarethesepeoplethey'reAMAZING' of the weekend. The aforementioned synthy singalong (it was almost a religious sound) to Your Woman on the train was a lovely moment. Seeing so many people in the church for Doggy, and the queue for CDs afterwards, made me very happy.
T.O.Y.S. are brilliant. Just utterly brilliant.

The 'Gordon McIntyre bums dogs' moment in the Pictionary round of the pop quiz... :)

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Post by Ferdinand » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:50

This was my first Indietracks ever and it was delightful.
My favourite show was probably Language Of Flowers' one who were absolutely brilliant. I was also extremely happy to see The School for it was the first time for me.
Other fantastic shows would include Vacaciones - we need more foreign bands at Indietracks ! -, Go Sailor - I still can't believe they played at Indietracks -, Girls Names - they just can't stop getting better -, The Smittens - what a way to launch the festival ! -, Summer Camp - too bad people are too much into indiepop to discover this band -, Tender Trap - I feel like it lasted 5 minutes ! -, Sea Lions - for their album was one of my 2011 favourites - and of course, The Vaselines - the best possible way to end up this weekend !

Many thanks to everyone who made this possible.

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Post by leon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:15

Wow that was ace wasn't it. My third Indietracks and my favourite one yet. Go Sailor on Saturday were just fantastic and me and Adam danced like loons. I just couldn't stop smiling throughout Language of Flowers' set, they were amazing, those twin guitars and Colm wringing everything out of his bass got me right here. Like many others have said, Rose Melberg in the church brought a tear to my eye, especially the cover of 'They Don't Know', and the ovation she got after that was completely deserved. A very special moment. Standard Fare were pretty special too, they seemed to be having the best time, and it was great dancing down the front with Sam, Ray and Lisa. Gold Bears sounded fantastic on the outdoor stage, Evans the Death were really good too. Ooh, and how amazing were Orca Team? The look, the sound, everything.

I was sad to miss The School due to going to meet Adam at the campsite, and The Spook School due to trying to wake Adam up after Saturday nights excesses! Also missed Girls Names and September Girls sadly.

Playing in the church was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I keep getting all choked up when people in the real world ask how it went, everyone who came to see us made us feel really special it was overwhelming, so thank you to everyone there.

Last but not least, meeting some more of you lovely Anoraks was great and I just can't wait for next year. Ooh, and burritos! Yay!

EDIT: Forgot to mention Ian HDIF and Jorge & Miguelinks marquee discos! Absolutely brilliant.
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:21

That was easily the best Indietracks for me - right from Thursday night's show in Nottingham to... tonight's show in Nottingham.

The Smittens were an ace way to start things off, and the Saturday was a blur of just about everything brilliant. I was nearly in tears to Young Romance and Standard Fare (although I was deeply refreshed during the latter). Evans the Death were as immense as ever, Orca Team are the best sounding, best looking band on the planet, and Spook School were much fun. But not quite as much fun as Velodrome, who made a lot of very tired people laugh themselves out of hangovers on Sunday. I bet Markie had a right sweat on under that skirt.

Sad I missed Hobbes Fanclub and Tender Trap and Marc Elston and loads of others, but there was a bar to find and children to look after (in that order).

Thanks to the lovely people in the kids' workshop tent who were under pressure to move their stuff out for the quiz; they were smashing.

Feel sad that it's all over again, but really glad that I've made some new friends and seen some older ones who should really think about moving nearer to the East Midlands if they know what's good for them.

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Post by MarkEMark » Tue Jul 10, 2012 13:30

Was my first Indietracks after about three years of saying I would "definitely be going this year". Well I made it this time and it was ace and I want to go again. Saw loads of bands who I thought were ace, but then reading the twitter feed sounds like I missed loads of ace stuff too.

Personal faves... ooh Electrophonvintage - great tunes and very witty; Velodrome's ace comeback; Rose Melberg was stunning; Mikrofisch were great fun; The September Girls were, just - they unexpectedly blew me away; Markie on the train was lovely fun; Language of Flowers were amazing and of course rounding it off with The Vaselines - superb.

But aside from the music: the trains - getting a train to the site everyday was just a brilliant way to start a festival. Why did I opt to attempt a walk across a boggy field on the Friday? More trains for me next year. The food was great too - nice coffee, great curry and absolutely fantastic burritos. I could live off them. Great beer too - the 6% "mild" was ridiculously drinkable - gutted that I had to stay sober on the Sunday.

And then just the venue itself - drifting between stages when I couldn't decide who to watch - so catching a few songs from a few different bands. And sitting in the old train carriage having a drink with friends on Friday night was wonderful. Everyone there was so friendly and everyone looked happy - I didn't hear a single angry word uttered all weekend, or encounter anyone acting like an arsehole.

Did I mention the trains? And the volunteers were great - the staff running the trains were lovely and very funny.

Music. Beer. Trains. Tasty food. Normal toilets. No pretentiousness. No bullshit. No aggressiveness. That's not twee - that's just having a bloody good time.

Anyway, I had a wonderful time and Marianthi has personally assured me that it will be on next year - so now I will hold her to that. Even it it means it's just Marianthi playing some records on an old train. With an owl. And burritos. And strong mild.

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jul 10, 2012 13:36

MarkEMark wrote:Marianthi playing some records on an old train. With an owl. And burritos. And strong mild.

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Idea for a programme...

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 10, 2012 13:43

MarkEMark wrote:Music. Beer. Trains. Tasty food. Normal toilets. No pretentiousness. No bullshit. No aggressiveness. That's not twee - that's just having a bloody good time.
Can someone make that into a T-shirt please?

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Post by lloydybwoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 13:54

I have vague drunken memories of lurching over and hugging each member of the shed bar staff at the end on Sunday. Their dance routine was cracking.

And how ace were those burritos?

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Post by MarkEMark » Tue Jul 10, 2012 14:28

humblebee wrote:Can someone make that into a T-shirt please?

How about this one:
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