Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Vaselines and Summer Camp join Indietracks 2012

The Vaselines, Summer Camp, The Monochrome Set and The Jasmine Minks have been added to the line-up for this year’s Indietracks Festival, which takes place on 6-8 July 2012 at the Midland Railway in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Indietracks are partnering with American indiepop label Slumberland Records for this year’s festival, and bands already announced so far include Allo Darlin’, Veronica Falls, The June Brides, Go Sailor, White Town, Tender Trap, Evans the Death, Girls Names, Standard Fare, Gordon McIntrye (Ballboy) and Tigercats.

The Vaselines are a Glasgow garage pop band formed around the songwriting duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee. The band formed in 1986, releasing two EPs before splitting up the same week that their first album 'Dum-Dum' (53rd and 3rd Records) was released. Kurt Cobain described the pair as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world", and Nirvana covered their songs 'Son of a Gun' and 'Molly's Lips', bringing the band to wider acclaim. In 2006 the band reformed and have played shows and festivals across the world over the last five years. Sub Pop marked their reunion by releasing the compilation 'Enter The Vaselines'. This was followed by the band’s second studio album 'Sex With An X' in 2010.

Summer Camp are a lo-fi indie pop duo formed in October 2009 by multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Warmsley and vocalist Elizabeth Sankey. They draw influences from 60s girl groups and 80s synth pop as well as classic 80s teen movies such as Heathers and Sixteen Candles. They received rave reviews for their debut EP 'Young EP' in 2010, and their first full length album 'Welcome to Condale' in 2011, which was co-produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey.

The Monochrome Set are an British post-punk band led by Indian-born singer Bid. They signed to Rough Trade in 1979, releasing a string of influential singles 'He's Frank', 'Eine Symphonie des Grauens', and their signature tune 'Monochrome Set'. The band went on to release a dozen albums, embracing a wide range of styles from art-school punk to cabaret and melodic pop. The band reformed in 2011 to perform songs from their forthcoming new studio album 'Platinum Coils', their first album since 1995's 'Trinity Road'.

The Jasmine Minks are an indiepop band whose early singles were among the first to be released by Creation Records. They released six albums, toured with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and The House of Love, and recorded a session for John Peel before disbanding in 2001. The band have now reformed and are playing their first shows in 10 years.

For the full line-up announced so far, please visit the Indietracks website:

Early bird tickets: available until Saturday 14 April
Weekend tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £60 (standard price £67). Single day (Saturday or Sunday) early bird tickets are available for £32.50 (standard price £35). The early bird prices are only available until 5pm on Saturday 14 April.

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 by visiting

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