The Wake have just been added to the Indietracks bill capping off one of the festival's best ever line ups. If you've never heard of this band before they were a bit of a Peel favourite and featured in their early incarnation a certain Bobby Gillespie. Formed way back in 1981 they're deeply evocative of their time with some tracks positively dripping with that gloriously doom laden sound also employed by their contemporaries, Joy Division (there are distinct hints of early New Order in here too...influenced by or an influence on? Hmmmm), coupled with a healthy dose of fellow Glaswegians Orange Juice's twitchy guitars. Cop a load of their greatest hits (and misses) and the next time anyone says the 80s wasn't a golden era for music rub The Wake in their face.
Indietracks takes place 26-28th July 2013, tickets right here, right now.