Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Pastels and Still Corners join Indietracks 2013 line-up

Scottish indiepop favourites The Pastels and cult London band Still Corners have been added to the line-up for Indietracks 2013!

Other bands added to the bill today are Big Wave, David Leach, Frozy, Good Grief, Milky Wimpshake, The Beautiful Word, The Fireworks, The French Defence, Fear of Men, The Magic Theatre, The Tuts and When Nalda Became Punk.

Early bird tickets! Cheaper tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £65 (weekend) and £35 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5pm on Saturday 11 May. After this date, prices will be £72 (weekend) and £38 (day). So it's £7 cheaper if you pick up an adult weekend ticket early!

Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under 5 get in free.

Tickets are available by calling the Midland Railway on 01773 747674 or online at:

The Pastels, hailing from Glasgow, released a series of records for labels such as Creation and Rough Trade between 1982 and 1985, and featured on the NME’s famous C86 compilation. However, by the time they released their first two albums Up for a Bit With The Pastels (1987) and Sittin’ Pretty (1989), their sound had moved from garage pop-punk through to ballads with synth orch splashes. They subsequently signed with Domino Records and released two albums, Mobile Safari (1995) and Illumination (1997), which saw them develop a warm, melancholic sound. They then went on to release a soundtrack to David Mackenzie’s film The Last Great Wilderness (featuring a collaboration with Jarvis Cocker) in 2003. More recently they released album Two Sunsets in collaboration with Japanese band Tenniscoats, to widespread critical acclaim. The band now operate their own Geographic Music label through Domino and are partners in Glasgow's Monorail Music shop. In February this year the band announced they would release Slow Summits, their first full length album in 16 years, on Domino Records.

Still Corners is the musical project of songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray. The London-based duo signed with record label Sub Pop in 2011 and issued their first full-length debut, Creatures of an Hour, to rave reviews. In October 2013 the band released a new single, “Fireflies”, which was named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. In February this year they announced that their second album, Strange Pleasures, will be released via Sub Pop in May.

Other bands announced for Indietracks so far include Camera Obscura, Bis, The Ballet (Canada), Flowers, Martha, The Understudies, Fever Dream and American band The Secret History, who will be visiting the UK for the first time.

Hope to see you in July!

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