In the last weekend of July, Indietracks Festival will bring the best new and established indiepop and DIY bands in the UK, Europe and beyond to a wonderfully twee heritage railway in Derbyshire for three days of silliness and music. The Cambridge Indiepop gang are very excited to announce a warm-up show on Thursday 27 July for four bands chosen to play at Indietracks!
Mammoth Penguins and Friends (https://facebook.com/MammothPenguins/)
Local favourites Mammoth Penguins will be joined by a few friends to play songs from their upcoming album, John Doe. The songs tell the story of a man that fakes his own death, only to return to his family years later. That’s right… a concept album. Don’t worry though, you’ll find more danceable singalongs than capes and wig-outs in their set.
The Hearing (https://facebook.com/Ringasofi/)
The Hearing is Finnish musician Ringa Manner. She makes perfectly formed electro-pop with warm vocal harmonies, pop melodies and moving rhythms. The Hearing is coming to the UK especially for Indietracks and we’re thrilled that she’s stopping off in Cambridge on the way!
Model Village (https://facebook.com/modelvillagers/)
Local heroes, Model Village are a self-reliant, squad-based, sophistipop outfit. By setting downbeat, discontented and disheartened lyrics to almost incongruously upbeat, jangly guitar riffs and tight, driving unfussy rhythms they present to you smart commuter pop gems with just that bit more grit and potency than their contemporaries can offer. Though they are desperately trying to rip off Steely Dan, Jim O’Rourke and Red House Painters, reviewers insist that they sit somewhere in the niche between Camera Obscura, St Etienne and The Promise Ring, wherever that may be.
Red Red Eyes (https://facebook.com/redredeyesband/)
Red Red Eyes are Cambridge-based Laura McMahon and Xavier Watkins. While playing together in psychedelic outfit Violet Woods, they started working on McMahon's songs, trying to evoke the atmosphere present in their shared cinematographic interests. The result is often dark and hypnotic, with McMahon’s (Betty & the Werewolves) soft vocals being echoed by Watkins' (Fuzzy Lights) delicate guitar. Kamil Ziobro will be joining them on drums for their set.
TIckets are only £4.50 in advance (otherwise £5 OTD) and advance tickets come with a free goody bag (!!)