Scottish indiepop favourites The Pastels and cult London band Still Corners have been added to the line-up for this year's Indietracks.
The Pastels, hailing from Glasgow, released a series of records for labels such as Creation and Rough Trade between 1982 and 1985, and featured on the NME’s famous C86 compilation. However, by the time they released their first two albums Up for a Bit With The Pastels (1987) and Sittin’ Pretty (1989), their sound had moved from garage pop-punk through to ballads with synth orch splashes. They subsequently signed with Domino Records and released two albums, Mobile Safari (1995) and Illumination (1997), which saw them develop a warm, melancholic sound.
The band then went on to release a soundtrack to David Mackenzie’s film The Last Great Wilderness (featuring a collaboration with Jarvis Cocker) in 2003. More recently they released album Two Sunsets in collaboration with Japanese band Tenniscoats, to widespread critical acclaim. The band now operate their own Geographic Music label through Domino and are partners in Glasgow's Monorail Music shop. In February this year the band announced they would release Slow Summits, their first full length album in 16 years, on Domino Records.
Still Corners is the musical project of songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray. The London-based duo signed with record label Sub Pop in 2011 and issued their first full-length debut, Creatures of an Hour, to rave reviews. In October 2013 the band released a new single, “Fireflies”, which was named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. In February this year they announced that their second album, Strange Pleasures, will be released via Sub Pop in May.
Other bands added to the bill today are The Tuts, The Magic Theatre, Big Wave, David Leach, Frozy, Good Grief, Milky Wimpshake, The Beautiful Word, The Fireworks, The French Defence, Fear of Men and When Nalda Became Punk (Spain).
Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on or visiting www.indietracks.co.