Indietracks 2014 Photos and Memories

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Re: Indietracks 2014 Photos and Memories

Post by Quality Janitor » Wed Aug 06, 2014 00:38

tompony wrote:I think they were my favourite Saturday / Sunday headliners ever! I'm not even a Hidden Cameras fan really, but they absolutely won me over live.
And the majority of the audience thought they were great too, which I have no problem with. Being Scottish, I could see they had a tad too much similarity to the bagpipe weilding Run Rig, and once that connection was made there was no way back for me !
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Post by Rocker » Wed Aug 06, 2014 00:50

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Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Aug 06, 2014 07:24

They've given hints that they're dropping this cover now, in which case this is as appropriate a way to see it off as can be:


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Re: Indietracks 2014 Photos and Memories

Post by Icebat » Wed Aug 06, 2014 17:08

Quality Janitor wrote:Great weekend, loads of good points, Spook School were tops for me. I see loads of people are rating it as the best ever... weather conditions certainly helped that, but I really don't think the headliners were anywhere near as good as last years selection?.. Still can't get my head round Hidden Cameras or Gruf Rhys, but maybe thats just me ;-)
Last year was Camera Obscura and Still Corners, wasn't it? In which case I probably agree (although I didn't enjoy Camera Obscura as much as the other times I've seen them); I'm in the camp that doesn't really get the Hidden Cameras. But Allo Darlin' made up for it this year - I think it was a perfect headline performance for this festival. :)

I can't really remember much else from 2013 though, whereas I remember loads from 2012 and my initial impression is that a lot of 2014 will stick with me too.

Edit: Oh wait, I've subsequently remembered more things from last year. Still, it did feel a bit different.

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Post by indiehorse » Wed Aug 06, 2014 18:26

I'm suspicious of anyone that would enjoy the Still Corners more than the Hidden Cameras.

But for me the headliners have very little weight in my overall enjoyment of the weekend. In fact, I possibly appreciate it most when they're acts that I'd quite like to see but am not massively into, because, you know, I've been dancing all day and I need to regain some energy before I go dance in the shed.

The headliners aren't my bands. My bands are the ones I see at small gigs throughout the year; the ones that wander the festival; the ones that I can hug. These are the bands that soundtrack my life.

I'd find it impossible to say any year was my favourite Indietracks ever, but 2014 definitely ranks up there with 2008 and 2009 for me.

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Post by timahall » Wed Aug 06, 2014 20:35

Helen Love were the real headliners of Indietracks 2013!!

Yeah, I don't get the Hidden Cameras either. I don't see the indiepop aesthetic (whatever that is) in what they do at all but hey, lots of Indietracks regulars dig 'em so it's probably my loss.

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Post by boney » Wed Aug 06, 2014 21:03

I quite like not having to be bothered with the headliners most of the time. The Hidden Cameras put on a superb show and set the joyous tone for the remainder of Sunday night/the early hours that followed. Brilliant stuff, and extra pleased to see them after missing them last time due to having to attend a wedding reception.

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Post by Quality Janitor » Wed Aug 06, 2014 21:54

The Lovely Eggs and Helen Love in quick succession at the end of the night on Sunday last year was a pairing that will always be really hard to beat.

Looking forward to seeing both of them once again on the same bill at the Lexington in November !

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Post by Andy... » Thu Aug 07, 2014 22:30

We're auctioning three Indietracks 2014 canvas bags for the Midland Railway charity. They're signed by loads of the artists playing at this year's festival and stuffed full of lots of records and goodies from the merchandise tent! There's also an auction for some signed Flatmates drumsticks! All the details are on the following link, so please pop over and make a bid before 17 August if you're interested - thank you!
http://www.indietracks.co.uk/bid-for-a- ... s-history/

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Post by wyvern » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:13

I've finally regained my normal level of energy after Indietracks and must say it's the longest recovery time I've experienced yet. OK, I was ill and there has been a lot of other stress which prevented me from the normal 2 day recovery. Now I have a stress related work symptom. Which shows I should really do something where I don't have to spend 10 hours a day listening to people whining.
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Post by lightningstef » Fri Aug 08, 2014 13:03

I'm missing indietracks a lot!

My (overdue) highlight of this year was possibly Trust Fund in the church, I took a few videos -





They were really good!

Other highlights for me definitely included Allo Darlin', Okinawa Picture Show and Elopes in the church, ONSIND, Spook School, Joanna Gruesome, Axolotes Mexicanos, No Ditching, The Wendy Darlings (who deserve an outdoor stage spot in the future, so good!), and Martha in the merch tent was pretty special too.

The food was amazing as it always is too. I just can't wait until next year now, we even stayed awake enough on Saturday to go to the campsite disco for about half an hour, which is really good for us!

Thanks to all the organisers, this is the only music festival worth getting excited for, here's to many more!

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Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 10, 2014 04:19

RITH wrote:
humblebee wrote:Withered Hand left me an emotional wreck. I was thinking and feeling all sorts of Big Revelatory Stuff during their set.
I saw your face during 'Black tambourine' and I could see what you were feeling. I felt some of that too.
I still haven't figured this stuff out. It's driving me a bit mad.

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Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 10, 2014 04:47

I went on holiday after Indietracks so I'm only just working through the thread and it's taking me back there.
davo wrote:- Dean Wareham was reported to have made at least 3 grown men shed a tear or 2 during his set, it was a thing of classic beauty.
It really was. I'm a big Galaxie 500 fan but I wasn't expecting anything like this. The voice, THE VOICE, soaring. Astonishing.

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Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 10, 2014 04:57

johnkell wrote:Oh, and I quite liked seeing the 141 out and about, given most of the rest of them are in Iran!
If you're nostalgic for the Pacer, pop up to Yorkshire sometime. There are loads of the buggers still working the Northern Rail region.

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Post by RITH » Sun Aug 10, 2014 19:33

If you replace the song 'Black Tambourine' with 'indiepop' and 'song' with 'festival', this is a pretty accurate description of Indietracks 2014 as well, I think. Kind of. You get what I mean, right? It doesn't work the way I put that, but the idea is... oh well.


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Post by crystalball » Sun Aug 10, 2014 22:05

This is good but best of all is hearing Dan's voice. What a comforting sound.

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Post by RITH » Wed Aug 13, 2014 15:46


Featuring various bands and familiar faces, including the Indiepop Singalong.

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Post by islandhopper » Wed Aug 13, 2014 16:22

Only one appearance from me but two from my bass!

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Post by johnkell » Thu Aug 14, 2014 21:01

humblebee wrote:If you're nostalgic for the Pacer, pop up to Yorkshire sometime. There are loads of the buggers still working the Northern Rail region.
Yes - my grandfather lived in Knaresborough at the end of his life, and I used to watch them going over the viaduct from his living room window (when they were still quite novel). Dreadful trains, but I associate them with that. Still quite a few 142s knocking around Manchester too, and Cardiff to Barry services as well I think.

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Post by gofelt » Sun Aug 17, 2014 19:39

tompony wrote:I think they were my favourite Saturday / Sunday headliners ever! I'm not even a Hidden Cameras fan really, but they absolutely won me over live. Gruff Rhys was up there with the best things I've ever seen at Indietracks, I think he's an absolute genius. Obviously whoever they pick won't please everyone, but they seem to do a great job of finding some new surprises each time.
Seconded!! The Chills, Dean Wareham, The Hidden Cameras and Gruff Rhys were brilliant! The best headliners in the history of Indietracks imo (with the exception of Teenage Fanclub in 2009)! I knew nothing about Gruff Rhys but I found his storytelling uttetly wonderful and entertaining.
The Chills and Dean Wareham's performances were unbelievable and brought tears to the eyes of many people who were watching them for the first time.

A big, big thanks to Team Indietracks! Roll on Indiettracks 2015!
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