Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #1 – Charmpit: “Britney. Cher. JLO.”

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK.

Can a music website fancy a music festival?? It would explain the warm fuzzy feeling Overblown has for Indietracks. We wanna ask them out but we’re too nervous and we know they’d say no cos they’re way too cool for us. We’ll just continue to scribble their name in lovehearts all over our notebooks and melt everytime we hear the choo choo of a passing train.

In the vain hope of making Overblown look cool to Indietracks we thought we’d run a series of interviews with as many of the bands playing this year’s festival as we can. First up are the self proclaimed ‘POPstar punk anarcuties’ Charmpit who deserve all your love and attention. We’ll see you there. Let’s start the fun.

Overblown: What have you heard about the Indietracks Festival and are you excited to be visiting for the first time?

Charmpit: CRUSHED CANS & STEAMROLLERS! Warm atmosphere & giggles all around ~~~ we’re out of towners from California so we just gettin’ hyped for this FRESH experience!!! And we’re playing in a church? Feels like this fest is some kinda Candyland!

O: At Overblown we love a cover version. If you had to play a cover of another artist from this year’s bill which band and song would it be?

Charmpit: 100% would be ‘Motherf***in’ Tree’ by Suggested Friends – #1 BANGER HIT!! They were our first cheerleaders and band friends ~ they invited us on tour with them after seeing us [email protected] our first ever gig @ First Timers ~*~ ABSOLUTE supportive, sweethearts, right? annnnyyywayyysss the song has a shouty bit that says “if you grew the roots then you’re the motherf***in’ tree, yeah!!!” which is so beautiful because it’s so self loving ~~ and we’re all about that journey🌱

O: Similarly, if you were to choose a song of your own to be covered by another band on the bill which song and band would it be?

Charmpit: OOooooOo PEANESS ~ fellow harmony punx ~ covering Free The Burbs

O: There’s always a great indie disco to be had after the bands finish playing. What song would you request and are we likely to find you on the dancefloor?

Charmpit: Britney. Cher. JLO. ‘Time After Time’ by Cyndi Lauper so we can do the trifactor dance routine from Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. &&&& Alex will request ‘Steaming Train’ by Talulah Gosh and flail unfailingly.

O: Bum Notes Karaoke with Ruby Walters is a great night and will be at Indietracks for the first time this year. What’s your go-to karaoke song and can we expect to see you singing it?

Rhianydd will take U on a journey w/ ‘Perfume’ by Britney Spears – if u don’t know it, get to know, it’s a late Britney emotional rollercoaster.

Alex will always sing ‘Folsom Prison Blues’. We fall in love with him all over again when he sings that. Anne Marie dips into a Disney EMO ballad with ‘Reflection’ by Christina Aguilera…so deeeeppp and full of young feminist feeeels. WE ARE SO STOKED ON KARAOKE!!!!

Q – With so many great bands playing tell our readers why they should choose to come and see your set.

If you wanna hear two femmes talk about London transport in a Californian accent then come and GET IT.

Charmpit play Indietracks Festival on Sunday 30th July. We’ll see you all there. 

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