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The third Indietracks weekend festival held at Midland Railway, a Heritage Railway running preserved trains. See www.indietracks.co.uk/ for further information.
Timeless layers of lush instrumentation, with beautiful melodies and sweet lead vocals from Tracy Anne Campbell, from a band who have acquired cult status in their native Glasgow.
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Emmy The Great
Critically acclaimed folk singer Emmy the Great, real name Emma-Lee Moss, was initially a member of the indie folk group Lightspeed Champion, performing as their vocalist for a brief period in 2007 alongside Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine). As a solo artist, she has released three albums to great critical acclaim. Noted for her evocative and thought-provoking lyrics, and her inventive way with rhyme, her live performances have bags of vulnerability and sass in equal measures.
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The Frank And Walters
Once upon a not-so-very-long-ago three friends from Cork decided to form a musical band. Their collective love of melody and God-given gift for a hook saw riches and acclaim bestowed on them from far and wide and they lived happily ever after safe in the knowledge that hard work, wonderful songs and honest talent would always win the day... It's been a long, strange, beautiful journey for The Franks, who in the 90s flirted with the charts on this continent and others, but no-one can deny they made their mark. Hell, there's even an all-girl Japanese Franks tribute band! Sing along to After All, Fashion Crisis Hits New York, This Is Not A Song and Happy Busman.
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Glaswegian seven-piece Butcher Boy whose rich storytelling and exquisite arrangements have drawn comparison with The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian and Love and whose second album React Or Die was voted one of The Times’ top 100 albums of the 2000s.
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Wake The President
Fronted by Scottish/Swedish twins Erik and Bjorn, their second single is on Electric Honey Records, run by Alan Rankine of The Associates and responsible for the release of Belle and Sebastian's first album 'Tigermilk'. 'Like watching a young Edwyn Collins. Set the words of Arab Strap to the music of Orange Juice and you're close to the brilliance of these newcomers' -How Does It Feel To Be Loved.
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Cats On Fire
Cats On Fire are four young men with mind-altering melodies, spring-to-your-step rhythms and grin-inducing lyrics. Inspired by the British greats of indie-pop like The Smiths, Belle And Sebastian, Pulp and Felt, it's a wonder that Cats On Fire are from Turku/Abo in Finland. However, from Scandinavia they come, armed with songs full of the kind of melancholy that have that strange knack of pumping you full of triumphant glory. From their upbeat, bouncier numbers right down to the introspective, slower moments, Cats On Fire display an unnerving skill for memorable tunes and wonderfully expressive lyrics.
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Manhattan Love Suicides
Fuzzed up guitar assaults, feedback, female vocals and melodic pop meets ear-slitting minimalist noise.
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Brooding melancholia, passionate songwriting and intense and powerful music. Alaska offer a haunting glimpse into realms usually associated with Americana.
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Hailing from Stockholm, this band have been compared to the BMX Bandits, Phil Spector, Hidden Cameras, The Pastels and more.
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The Lovely Eggs
Lancaster duo David and Holly are the Lovely Eggs. They make short, sharp punk-pop songs with sweet and sour lyrics. The strange song topics range from bikes and snails to digital accordians and watermelons. Holly was previously the lead singer for late-90's girl band Angelica, loved by Steve Lamacq, while The Lovely Eggs have found fans with 6 Music's Marc Riley, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Art Brut's Eddie Argos. Their 'Don't Look At Me' video became a YouTube sensation thanks to a guest appearance by cult comic character John Shuttleworth, while the single 'Allergies' was produced by Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals, who also made a cameo in the video.
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La Casa Azul, Fitness Forever, King Of Cats, Mighty Mighty, Poppy & Friends, One Happy Island, Pete Green & The Corporate Juggernaut, Sucrette, Labrador
The Midland Railway
- Butterley Station
- DE5 3QZ