(Photo: Tracey Mckenna)
Edwyn Collins, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names and Jonny have been added to the headliners of this year’s Indietracks Festival, held on 29-31 July in the grounds of a picturesque 1950s steam railway in Derbyshire.
Ivor Novello award-winning Edywn Collins formed the Nu-Sonics in 1976 and later went on to form Orange Juice, who had a Number 8 hit with Rip It Up. Collins released A Girl Like You in 1994, which was a hit in both the UK and the US. Losing Sleep, the first album Edwyn recorded following his double brain haemorrhage in 2005, was released in September last year. Whilst making the record, he collaborated with Johnny Marr, Roddy Frame and members of The Cribs, Franz Ferdinand, The Magic Numbers and The Drums.
Jonny are made up of Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Euros Childs (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci). The pair first collaborated on Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s “How I Long to Feel That Summer in My Heart” in 2001 before meeting up in 2006 at Norman’s house in Glasgow to record some songs. Their self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year, finds the perfect balance between Childs’ whimsical wit and Blake’s exquisite harmonies.
Swedish indiepop band Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, consisting of Johan Hedberg and Peter Gunnarson, formed in December 2003. Since then, they have released one album and three EPs on Labrador Records and have been described as “lush folk pop” by the NME, with “catchy, clever and coolly complex” songs.
Other bands announced today are Butcher Boy, Withered Hand, Pocketbooks, Ringo Deathstarr, Chris T-T, A Little Orchestra, Dignan Porch, The Bumblebees and Papa Topo. All bands are from the UK apart Ringo Deathstarr, who hail from Texas, and Papa Topo, who are from Mallorca.
Also among the headliners at this year’s Indietracks are The Hidden Cameras, Jeffrey Lewis and Math and Physics Club.
Further bands will be announced shortly.
Early bird tickets!
Weekend tickets are now available at a cheaper early bird discount price of £60, and day tickets are available for £32.50. This price is available until Friday 6 May. After this date, weekend tickets will be £65 and day tickets £35. Tickets for children aged 5-14 are £6 for a day ticket and £10 for the weekend. Under-5s get in free.
Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on 01773 747 674 or visiting www.instantticketseller.com/midlandrailwaycentre