Indietracks 2013 Photos and Memories

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Post by IBMITVI2011 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 16:21

Doc & Miss wrote:
IBMITVI2011 wrote:The dogs, owls and parrots, if only the festival site had a cat.
The railway has a cat, Tom, who is the resident rodent operative based at Butterley. You can often find him asleep in the Carriage & Wagon mess room (or elsewhere ....)
Tom & Dave.jpg

I will make double sure next year to meet him

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Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Jul 31, 2013 16:32

a fog of ideas wrote:what the papers say: http://www.ripleyandheanornews.co.uk/co ... -1-5901257
I like how the journo clearly didn't catch Helen Love's name and didn't want to take a guess.

DiS' review: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4146 ... dis-review

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Post by linus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 17:47

if anyone found a 'vote hoffa' badge at the festival site over the weekend and is decent and honest enough to return it to it's heartbroken former owner, please send me a message

you will be amply rewarded (probably)

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Post by Paul » Wed Jul 31, 2013 17:56

Lots of highlights for me -

The Tuts - Who brought bags of energy to the main stage on the Friday. Also, I'm quite the fan of bands having matching outfits/uniforms.
Tigercats - Duncan did a brilliant job of opening the merch tent gigs on Saturday lunch time. Those songs sound completely different stripped back. So melancholic which perhaps doesn't come across on the record given it's poppiness.
The Spook School - Niall told me beforehand that they were going to cover the Spice Girls. Brilliant.
Finnmark! - A new one for me and pleasantly surprised.
Fever Dream - A much needed injection of noise. Which reminds me, I need to get their EP.
Fulhäst - Nik being joined by Bill for We Need More Awesome. Was, well, awesome.
Seabirds - Really impressed with the transition from Red Shoe Diaries and the addition of Ian's guitar. Tom and Leanne's voice complement eachother so well.
Camera Obscura - Maybe not as impressive as they were in London a few weeks ago but they brought the tunes.
Kid Canaveral - Perhaps the 3rd or 4th time I've seen them and they never done a bad job. Great t-shirt too.
The Lovely Eggs - For the mass singalongs and them getting it wrong during "Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordian?"
The Understudies - Fortunate enough to have heard their album and being joined by A Little Orchestra really helped flesh out a couple of tracks.
The Pastels - If they'd only played "Nothing To Be Done" I'd have been happy but "Baby Honey" and "Check My Heart" in the rain were excellent too.
Flowers - Rachel's voice is stunning and a huge relief after seeing a band before them that I wasn't crazy about.
The Ballet - This got to me in quite a big way. First time I've seen them live and wasn't disappointed. Going to see them another two times this week. It was that good.
The Just Joans - My favourite performance of the weekend. I was stunned by how packed the tent was and that ROAR at the end. WOW.

Also, the Sunday night campsite disco was BRILLIANT. Well done to the two girls who put it on (sorry I'm not sure who it was). The organisers as ever did a fantastic job under some difficult circumstances.

It's been really nice reading how much people enjoyed the merch tent gigs. Thanks to the bands who said yes to playing!

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Post by tonieee » Wed Jul 31, 2013 18:00

Paul wrote:Well done to the two girls who put it on (sorry I'm not sure who it was)
One of them was anorak's mimpkin. Also indiehorse was involved.

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Post by Icebat » Wed Jul 31, 2013 18:32

Well, this was my second Indietracks, and although it's hard to recapture the magic of everything being new and exciting, it was still another special weekend.

It started badly, as we suffered Travelodge's crazy overbooking policy and got put in Mansfield, but it all turned out OK (see the Travelodge vs. Premier Inn thread) apart from missing the first 90 minutes or so on Saturday. I was hoping for a more relaxing start to the weekend - last year was stressful too, for different reasons - but oh well. Third time lucky?


I wasn't that excited about the lineup beforehand, but (a) that doesn't really matter, and (b) I figured there'd be some discoveries throughout the weekend anyway. Which there was, and also a lot of bands that didn't do much for me on record were really good live.

The bands that stick out in my memory (and made me buy stuff afterwards) are:
- Pale Spectres
- Fever Dream - I only caught the last few songs, but they were quite beautiful.
- Seabirds, they're looking really promising!
- Alpaca Sports
- Still Corners
We stayed outside for most of Sunday afternoon, and pretty much everything there was good too.


There were a few things I'm sorry I missed (including the start of Saturday...), especially Helen Love, although I don't regret seeing Still Corners instead. Clashes. :/

Other stuff:
- That looong wait for Camera Obscura was painful. In a literal sense. I'm still not 100% sure if it was worth it (it would've been, but I saw them the other month anyway, and there weren't really any surprises on the setlist).
- New Mexican place was really nice, even if they did run out of pulled pork ridiculously early. Cafe Ooh La La have started putting too much mayonnaise on everything though, I'll have to ask for it without next year.
- Owls (and parrots)! They're great. I especially loved it when I was buying a drink and turned around to see a bloody big eagle owl on the bar.
- The added security was a bit weird (especially when the guy searched my bag despite watching me go out of the gate, turn around after four yards and come back), but kind of amusing too.
- I didn't go on the train bar at all this year for some reason. I guess it always looked too full? Never mind. The beer in the shed was nice again, although there were a couple from last year I was hoping would make a return. Is the beer lineup completely different every year?


I sort of wish I knew more people there (I went with my partner, but neither of us know anyone else who goes) but I'm too shy to actually talk to anyone. Still, despite it not being the big meetup with friends that it is for a lot of you guys, I loved it - it's like another world, so relaxing and nice. Adjusting to everyday life afterwards is difficult.

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Post by southcoastpete » Wed Jul 31, 2013 19:51

Got to add my thanks for a wonderfull weekend.

I was my first Indietracks and got to say I've never been to a festival so relaxed and friendly.

Of the bands, all the ones I saw were top notch. I came to see Camera Obscura, and wasn't disappointed. But it was fantastic to discover so many other bands, as for me , thats what coming to a festival is all about.

And Indietracks seems unique in that not only can you watch a band in a church, but also on a train. That was an incredible experience.

I came along on my own, and I did manage to talk to quite a few people. I think next time I might have to plan to find ways of chatting to more people. Thats if I'm on my own of course.

Oh, and loved the ales too.

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Post by bartblueboy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 20:13

can I just second the one who suggested we should all go and live at Indietracks ! That would be sheer bliss with all you lovely lovely people !
it's going go be so hard not seeing all those friendly faces for months on end ...

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Post by cashcityrocker » Wed Jul 31, 2013 20:30

I could only make it for the Sunday this year but what a fab day it was.

My recollections are here:http://www.buzzinmusicblog.co.uk/indietracks-2013/5737

Thanks to everyone for all the effort they put in to make sure we all have fun - it is very much appreciated.

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Post by Damian » Wed Jul 31, 2013 22:18

Here's a review what I wrote too.

http://www.beerandbands.blogspot.co.uk/

Apologies for spelling errors, I was a bit tired when I wrote that. Sorry about the length too, but I didn't think "It was bloody ace, and you're all flipping lovely" would really cut it as a review.

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Post by tompony » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:13

Hatchd magazine interviewed me, and they've got a Haiku Salut interview due tomorrow followed by a review next week.

Here's my interview: http://www.hatchdmagazine.co.uk/music/i ... w-lardpony

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Post by humblebee » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:22

Some nice words there - thanks for sharing (and ta to Colin there for the kind review of my set!).

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Post by gedgetheledge » Thu Aug 01, 2013 16:09

What a great weekend my first Indietracks was. I posted just before Indietracks that I was a newbie and asked people to identify the things I shouldn’t miss and the things I should avoid. Whilst loads of stuff was not to be missed (I didn’t get to see it all) nothing was suggested to avoid, and people, you were not wrong.
Good Things:-
First minutes on the campsite sharing a beer with the first arrivals of the Edinburgh contingent (Thanks Alex and Nick!)
Being christened big tent wankers by my small tented neighbours
Buckfast (Thanks Edinburgh)
Gary the blazer
The ladies camping by the geese (what’s your favourite Smiths song?)
Campsite disco especially Sunday
Red wine (Thanks Claire and Mark)
Tuts
Bis
Cars Can Be Blue
Lovely Eggs
Lovely Eggs Mum
Lovely Eggs baby
Fever Dream
Spook School
Good Grief
The Bloody Brilliant Corners from the 80’s
Helen Love
So many others I can’t remember
Aint owls brilliant
The staff on the bar in the train
The train

Big thanks to everyone who made us so welcome and all involved in organisation. Will be back next year for sure.

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Post by IBMITVI2011 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 19:25

gedgetheledge wrote:.
Good Things:-
First minutes on the campsite sharing a beer with the first arrivals of the Edinburgh contingent (Thanks Alex and Nick!)

Buckfast (Thanks Edinburgh)

No worries chap it was great to meet you and both myself and Alex are looking forward to seeing you next year and the family?

Do the wife and kids like Buckie?

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Post by boney » Thu Aug 01, 2013 19:45

Can I just say



Thanks

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Post by knibbles » Thu Aug 01, 2013 20:58

boney wrote:Can I just say



Thanks
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Post by islandhopper » Thu Aug 01, 2013 21:50

Just getting around to writing as I'm still emotionally and physically shattered from this! Half of Making Marks turned up to stay 40 minutes after we'd arrived back home from Indietracks on our 4th train of the day and as much as that and having a popshow to put on the next day extended the fun, it just made the crash when I had to go back to work yesterday even worse!

It was all as wonderful as ever this year and I can never quite get over just how lovely everyone is - even the staff at the Premier Inn seemed extra friendly this time. The Spanish people who let us share their taxi during the downpour and wouldn't take any money off us are my particular heroes though!

Feel like I didn't see quite as much music this year but I did meet a lot more new people than I have in a few years so that's just as nice really. Reading through this thread makes me feel jealous of all the bands I missed and I think it's worth remembering that even bands I've seen many times before are worth seeing in the sea of like-minded people at Indietracks. Feel particularly bad about missing The Lovely Eggs in this respect.

Of course I did see plenty good music too. Highlights were Northern Spies on the sauna train, Haiku Salut and their magical light show, the beautiful EXPENSIVE and Just Joans in the merch tent. Quite sure I'm missing plenty too, but that;s off the top of my head.

Can we do it again please?!

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Post by islandhopper » Thu Aug 01, 2013 21:53

Here's my videos












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Post by crystalball » Thu Aug 01, 2013 22:05

It's really nice to watch videos of all the bands that I missed. Thank you videoing people!

I've found this week pretty tough and, stupidly, I've been avoiding this thread because I thought it'd make me feel even sadder. But this is the happiest place on the internet. xxx

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Post by boney » Thu Aug 01, 2013 22:13

Yeah this week's been fucking horrible. Gonna sleep the whole weekend before the Cars Can Be Blue show in Brighton on Monday, that should right the world one more time.

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