Not only the name of the Autolux album but a form of transit took me to this years Indietracks festival, yep it was almost Thomas the Tank isn’t it?!
Indietracks has to be the twee-est festival i’ve ever been to, everyone was good spirited and the surrounds were very cute, but there needed to be a bit more going on to keep me entertained if i’m brutally honest. There were some massive highlights in the name of :
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart , Allo Darlin’, The Tender Trap, This Many Boyfriends & Slow Club
Both the Pains and Slow Clubs new material sounding amazing.. i must say!
This week heralded in my view three great releases by Best Coast, Autolux and Arcade Fire.. they’re that good they deserve a taster of each on the blog..
A quick radio update.. www.shellzenner.com is now online, although if you’re reading this I guess you may have already found it!
It’s listen again time too, get on the Male Bonding interview quickly as it will be removed on sunday..
First Aid Kit:
School of Seven Bells:
I had a Wigan road trip last week and fortunately i managed to maintain a clean car in Leigh unlike a fellow co-hort who gained a pizza slice to the windscreen, but it was worth the trip.. for the stunning intensity that is Exit Calm.. shame a few of the drunk crowd members insisted in shouting (yes not just talking) over their music..
Now for the exciting bit.. things i’ve been listening to:
Savoir Adore – wacky but so catchy i can’t tune my ears out..
Everything Everything’s debut lp Man Alive is what i expected and so much more..
The Vaselines return..
Coming up on the next two shows, The Hundred in the Hands join me on sundays show and Salfords White Stripes/Black Keys influenced duo The Black Knights on thursday – their album is a real statement and joy to behold..
So don’t forget to tune in!