News: Haiku Salut Added to Indietracks Line-Up

The instrumental trio join Helen Love, The Wave Pictures and The Lovely Eggs in being among the latest additions to this year's Indietracks.

Good news for anyone that missed Haiku Salut's sold out album launch last week; the group have just been added to the already stellar line-up for this year's Indietracks festival. Having just released their first full-length record, "Tricolore" to adulation from the music press, Sophie, Gemma and Louise join a bumper Indietracks line-up fit to burst with indiepop favourites from all over the world.

Helen Love’s bubblegum pop band formed in Wales in 1992, and have a cult following in indie circles with songs including "Long Live The UK Music Scene", "Shifty Disco Girl" and "Does Your Heart Go Boom?". This is the first show Helen Love has announced for over ten years. 

The Wave Pictures have been described by The Guardian as writing “charming, witty pop songs shot through with Jonathan Richman’s gawky glee and Suede’s doomed provincial romanticism.” Since forming in Leicestershire in 1998 they have released 12 albums, including last year’s Long Black Cars, on Moshi Moshi Records.

Lancaster indie rock band The Lovely Eggs consist of married couple Holly Ross (former Angelica singer) and David Blackwell. Last year they were tipped as one of Huw Stephens’ “ones to watch”, and their album Wildlife included the Gruff Rhys-produced single Allergies, which won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist and was also voted best single on Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Round Table.

Also joining the bill today are Monnone Alone, Alpaca Sport (Sweden), Anaesthetics, Big Wave, The Brilliant Corners, Cars Can Be Blue (USA), EXPENSIVE, The Fenestration, Finnmark!, Jupiter in Jars, Lardpony,  Making Marks (Norway), The McTells, The Middle Ones, The Mini Skips, Northern Spies (Sweden), Pale Spectres (France), Seabirds, The Soulboy Collective (Germany), Tunabunny (USA), Without Feathers and Woog Riots (Germany).

Tickets for Indietracks are now available at an early bird discount price of £65 (weekend) and £35 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5pm on Saturday 11 May. After this date, prices will be £72 (weekend) and £38 (day). Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under 5 get in free.

Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on or visiting

Video for Haiku Salut's latest single 'Glockelbar' by Mitsuo Toyama.

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