Indietracks 2012 - the press reviews

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Indietracks 2012 - the press reviews

Post by ian » Tue Jul 10, 2012 18:11

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Re: Indietrack 2012 - the press reviews

Post by ian » Tue Jul 10, 2012 18:15

Although my favourite so far was the one in the Derby Evening Telegraph, but that was posted as a photo on Facebook so I don't think I can link to it here.
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Post by knibbles » Tue Jul 10, 2012 19:08

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Post by ian » Tue Jul 10, 2012 19:31

Brilliant, thank you!
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Re: Indietrack 2012 - the press reviews

Post by ian » Tue Jul 10, 2012 19:32

Derby Evening Telegraph wrote:THE whole DIY ethos of this weekend's Indietracks Festival in Ripley could be summed up in a nutshell by Derby band themakingof.

Despite living only 12 miles away from the venue most of the seven members admitted to the audience they got lost on the way, trying to find the venue.

Then, during their 40-minute opening slot on Saturday one of the amplifiers suffered a breakdown and lead singer Tom had to stop playing his guitar half way through one song after getting attacked by a wasp.

To confound matters further, a makeshift shaker made from a plastic container broke halfway through another song, sending rice spilling across the stage.

And the crowd loved it.
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Post by Tom Mascot » Wed Jul 11, 2012 01:13

Nathan said it was actually a hoverfly. They look quite similar when they're trying to fly into your mouth during a gig!

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Post by String Bean Jen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 22:11

Indietracks gets written about on Time Out Barcelona by the lovely Marta!
Indietracks: pop, trens i pluja

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Imagineu un festival en el qual per arribar al recinte s’ha d’agafar un tren de vapor. En què punks amb cresta profanen el cuiro de la jaqueta homenatjant grups de pop com Helen Love i Allo Darlin’. Un festival amb un taller per ballar Lindy Hop amb Pixies i Joy Division. En l’amplia oferta de festivals musicals europeus, una de les estratègies de supervivència d’un esdeveniment d’aquest tipus és l’especialització, proposar una oferta única. Potser no podem parlar d’èxit, o no d’èxit comercial, quan aquesta oferta es tan minoritària com la del festival indie-pop britànic Indietracks, que el cap de setmana passat va celebrar la sisena edició, com sempre al Midland Railway Centre, una mena de museu ferroviari a l’aire lliure una mica deixat de la mà de Déu. Si bé és difícil que aquest petit festival algun dia arribi a ser un bon negoci –de fet és benèfic: els guanys són en benefici de l’espai on se celebra–, el que és segur és que compta amb un públic fidel que s’hi desplaça cada d’any des de tot el Regne Unit i més enllà –amb una presència creixent de públic d’Espanya– sigui quin sigui el cartell.

IMPERMEABLES I ‘WELLIES’
Divendres, la primera jornada va comptar amb l’ex Hefner Darren Hayman, que va defensar el seu ampli catàleg en solitari en amb un luxós sextet que incloïa un violí d’aires celtes. Abans que ell, The School van recrear el seu pop inspirat en el Girl Group Sound, i després el graner que acollia els concerts es va convertir en una discoteca on hi cabien Siouxsie, Janelle Monáe i Nicola Roberts.
La d’aquest any ha estat una edició remullada. Avançat a principis de juliol –habitualment se celebra a finals de mes– per no coincidir amb els Jocs de Londres, l’Indietracks 2012 ha tingut la pluja i el fang d’actors secundaris, i ha convertit els impermeables i les botes d’aigua (o wellies, com els diuen els britànics) en l’uniforme del festival. Sota la pluja vam veure Tender Trap, el projecte actual de l’ex Talulah Gosh i ex Heavenly Amelia Fletcher, i el grup de noies suec Liechtenstein, deutor de Mo-Dettes. El cru pop patètic de The Just Joans, amb lletres que recreen el lumpen escocès des del punt de vista d’un sensible nerd indie pop, va confirmar-los com el millor grup sorgit de Glasgow en els últims anys, i Veronica Falls van exercir de caps de cartell amb el seu pop veloç, urgent i fosc. En l’apartat dels retorns, la segona jornada va acollir el retorn triomfal de les nord-americanes Go Sailor, amb Rose Melberg (The Softies, Tiger Trap) i Amy Linton (The Aislers Set), en el seu debut al Regne Unit, i el més discret retorn dels londinencs The Jasmine Minks.

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L’última jornada va permetre descobrir els californians Sea Lions, un dels últims fitxatges de Slumberland Recors, el segell independent nord-americà que comissariava l’escenari principal; sentir en viu el projecte en solitari de Stevie Jackson, guitarra de Belle and Sebastian, que guanya en directe; gaudir de clàssics com The Vaselines, amb la seva mescla de punk-pop i bromes verdes, , mai prou a l’alçada del seu legat, i The June Brides, reformats per a la ocasió i que van brindar alguns dels millors moments del festival. Els grans triomfadors, però, van ser Allo Darlin’, grup de la casa que els fidels al festival hem vist convertir-se en estrelles d’aquest microunivers que és l’escena indie-pop, en què gent que té en la música el seu culte no acaba de fer-se mai gran del tot.
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Re: Indietrack 2012 - the press reviews

Post by philjunebride » Thu Jul 12, 2012 00:57

Another very positive one about the festival here: http://roundmount.wordpress.com/2012/07 ... -da-sogno/

(I promise not to deliberately just post the ones that are nice to the Junies!)


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Post by sweepingthenation » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:10

And one not written by me, which may be the first positive review of anything I've seen that includes the phrase "an enemy of invention": http://www.contactmusic.com/review/indi ... tival-2012

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Post by humblebee » Thu Jul 12, 2012 13:39

sweepingthenation wrote:And one not written by me, which may be the first positive review of anything I've seen that includes the phrase "an enemy of invention": http://www.contactmusic.com/review/indi ... tival-2012
What's that sound in the background as I read the final paragraph? Ah yes, it's the scream of cognitive dissonance.

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Post by philjunebride » Thu Jul 12, 2012 21:32

Proof of what I said earlier!

http://www.thisisapopscene.co.uk/?p=2284

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Post by knibbles » Thu Jul 12, 2012 21:42

philjunebride wrote:Proof of what I said earlier!

http://www.thisisapopscene.co.uk/?p=2284
Ha, that review made me laugh, I like the bit about the waterproof jacket.

I don't know how people write reviews, I can only ever think to describe things as 'brill' or 'bit rubbish'.
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jul 13, 2012 09:49

There's an extremely positive review in the Nottingham Post today, which is nice.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Love- ... story.html

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Post by Tom Mascot » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:10

Eternally confused by the 'DIY' label. Do some bands get other people to play the instruments for them?

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:11

You mean you missed the grouting workshop?

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Post by tonieee » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:12

knibbles wrote:I don't know how people write reviews, I can only ever think to describe things as 'brill' or 'bit rubbish'.
Me too but I use 'fab' and 'not really my cup of tea'. But I'm really rubbish at words and stuff in general. It would be easier if everyone spoke computer languages. And were robots.

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Post by Tom Mascot » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:16

a layer of chips wrote:You mean you missed the grouting workshop?
I would actually love that, a bit. Anything to save a few quid around the home!

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Post by graysonscolumn » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:36

a layer of chips wrote:There's an extremely positive review in the Nottingham Post today, which is nice.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Love- ... story.html

""Indie Pop Lindy Hop" dance lessons from a drunken hirsute Scotsman" made me smile.

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Re: Indietrack 2012 - the press reviews

Post by djbones » Fri Jul 13, 2012 18:39

"Charity shop chic". Tsk!

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