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indietracks Reveals Full Schedule

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This year's indietracks (the ninth) takes place over the weekend of 24-26 July at its usual home of the Midlands Railway Centre at Ripley in the heart of Derbyshire.

Click here to see the confirmed schedule for the event. Weekend tickets (£75) are still available and for that you'll get the chance to see the following:-

Friday 24 July from 5pm onwards - Cinerama, The School and Fever Dream.

Saturday 25 July from midday onwards 25 acts including The Pains Of Being Pure At HeartThe Wave Pictures, Colleen Green, Tigercats, Desperate Journalist, Steven James Adams and Evans The Death.

Sunday 26 July from midday again with another 25 artists including The Go! Team, Martha, Euros Childs, Laetitia Sadier, The Tuts, The Darling Buds, The Luxembourg Signal, Tuff Love, Pete Astor and Colour Me Wednesday.

There’s also steam train rides, discos, fine foods, real ale, owls and all the usual Midland Railway museums and attractions.


Tigercats, The Mining Institute, Newcastle

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Arriving uncharacteristically late, we dart up the stairs of this beautiful old building, the thrum of the band above us emanating down the stairs, and, as we enter this grandiose venue, we’re greeted with a wall of noise. Whilst being dazed and confused by this incredible sound, we realise it’s the extraordinary Fever Dream.

Yet again we’ve arrived at the wrong end of the band's set, but from the short amount that we catch it’s an incredible force of noise. The beautiful vocals almost seem lost, yet the hooks that we catch are beautiful and excited. What follows is nothing short of incredible as the bands change over in record time.

Tigercats take to the stage in a little under five minutes, and they’re in ferocious form, providing the crowd with a blistering set; showcasing beautiful indie pop hit after hit with an obvious leaning toward newer material, 'Junior Champion', for example, really is a stand out track, its poppy vibe and brilliant hooks fill the room. Whilst time ticks on we’re transported away from the darkness and gloom to a world much brighter.

That said, 'Full Moon Reggae Party' goes down a storm too, their indie pop sensibilities really shining through. The spiky guitars fill the air, whilst the urgency and excitement of the lyrics liven the mood.

One thing we can say about Tigercats, they have an innate ability to brighten up any room and despite 'Sleeping in the Backseat' being quite a dark track, its upbeat and happy tone, can’t help but get our tired feet moving. These guys were always going to be a big hit with us.

Tonight, whilst their set is short, its also one of the most uplifting, exciting and interesting experiences that we’ve had in a very long time. The grandiose settings of this beautiful library assisted though, creating an incredible backdrop to an incredible night.


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