Indietracks was more than just a music festival. So you can mourn it, but be sure to take inspiration from it too Continue reading The place where we belonged
I knew we were on to something special when the Viking thunderclap started up. The rest of the time – those sad, negligible 362 days of the year when we’re not at Indietracks – it’s easy to feel discouraged because no-one is listening. To feel the zine or blog, the club night, the label or the album you’ve been pouring all your soul into is … Continue reading July was some month (part 2: the Viking thunderclap)
As some of you know – and as The Glass Delusion explains – I’m not the best at blowing my own trumpet. Self-promotion comes as naturally to me as ballet to a walrus. It’s a good job I’m not one of those hip-hoppers that the young people have now. Between my aversion to self-aggrandisement and the relative absence in my life of platinum discs, fast … Continue reading Reviews and videos from Indietracks
There’s a bit in a Daniel Kitson show where he’s talking about sitting in his car at a junction, waiting behind another car. The indicators on the two cars are blinking, out of phase with each other. But then the indicators fall into sync, and the two sets of little lights pulsate together, just for a second or two, before they diverge again. And just … Continue reading Indietracks, synchronicity, and the first pint of the day
As I’ve mentioned here previously, I don’t much care for the notion of an ‘Indietracks warm-up’. This is the term widely given to any UK indiepop gig in the run-up to the Indietracks festival. Somehow it suggests to me that the artists are just using it as a practice for the big one. I’m sure the people using the term don’t mean it this way, … Continue reading The Road to Indietracks
As you may have already seen – particularly if you follow me on Twitter, where my blathering about it is particularly intense – the big news around here is that I am playing this year’s Indietracks festival in a month’s time. Eeeeeeeeeee! My slot is yet to be confirmed but it is likely that I’ll be playing proper acoustic on the train. Eeeeeeeeee again! Me … Continue reading Eeeeeeeeeee, I’m on at Indietracks!