Over at Indietracks Towers we've been mightily busy promoting and sending out the shiny new Indietracks compilation CD, flyering everywhere we can think of and at the same time trying to squeeze in some much-needed festival shopping! Despite all this activity, a couple of us found time to decamp to Glastonbury last weekend, where we caught Indietracks faves The Kabeedies and Los Campesinos! playing on the BBC Introducing and Other Stage respectively, and on the way home we caught up with BBC Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq at Castle Cary station, who told us how much he had enjoyed The Kabeedies' set. Both bands were on tip top form, and we just can't wait to see them do their thing for all the Indietrackers - we just know they're going to be brilliant!
But, as well as the more established bands, there's tons and tons of brand new groups playing - including glamorous girl-poppers the Colliding Lemons. Reminiscent of cutie-era Primal Scream and the Dolly Mixtures, they're sure to bring handclaps and swoons a-plenty, and we already can't wait to shimmy along to their summery melodies...
Hello there Colliding Lemons! Tell us a little bit about yourselves..
Well, we're just five girls from Bristol, who started a band to get out of tutor lessons at college! We never realised how much we would enjoy it, and after three years we have played gigs both locally and further afield, and have recorded some of our songs- something we never thought would happen!
Indietracks is held on a steam railway. Tell us about an unusual place where you've played a gig in the past.
We played in a truck for our first gig at college, it was cool but we couldn't hear a thing we were playing!
Do you have any exciting plans for the rest of the year?
Three of the Lemons are in Australia for three months, travelling and generally enjoying themselves! Four of us are off to university in September, but we plan to have a summer full of gigs, recording and song writing first!
What's going to be on your compilation tapes as you travel down to Indietracks?
It varies- we love everything from Michael Jackson and Nirvana to The Pipettes- so we may have to create a few CDs to keep us happy!
And...finally, do you have any surprises planned for the Indietracks festival?
If we tell you it would no longer be a surprise......
Thanks for your time girlies! We'll look forward to catching up with you in three weeks' time!
Next up: Excitable scamps Lardpony talk about babies, scaring elderly relatives and their love for Hefner!