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#RomneyShambles

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard Mitt’s gaffe-laden visit to the UK has seen him mocked in grand style. In case you’ve missed it, Mitt Romney has been in Britain this week and the Republican Party’s nominee for president has had an absolute nightmare. What started as a well intended visit to firm up relations with Britain […]

Kurt Vile in the i Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Kurt Vile is an anomaly in the music world. While others overdo their performance and over-stylise their look, Kurt lets his music do the talking. A shy, retiring front man may seem like the antithesis of music stardom but Vile pulls it off with aplomb. Playing tracks spanning […]

Yeasayer on The Word Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Very few bands attempt dramatic shifts in sound from album to album but between their debut and their follow-up Yeasayer certainly did. Their folky, acoustic beginnings on ‘All Hour Cymbals’ were suddenly superseded by elements of pop and 90’s dance on ‘Odd Blood’. Both albums are brilliant but […]

First Aid Kit on the Obelisk Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Great Swedish bands don’t roll readily off the tongue but First Aid Kit are really making their mark. This performance on the main Latitude stage was excellent, with swooping vocal harmonies and beautiful acoustic guitar central to their sound. The country with a five-star National Health Service now […]

John McCarthy in the Literary Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic It’s this kind of event that makes Latitude such a special festival. In amongst the vast array of musical talent sits an arena dedicated to literature; a platform for detailed discussion of a writer’s latest work. This morning, British journalist John McCarthy gave further insight into his recently […]

Deap Vally interview, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Deap Vally talk all things Zeppelin, magic potions and pedals Deap Vally are a blues-rock outfit from the San Fernando Valley in southern California. Comprised of guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Troy and drummer Julie Edwards, Deap Vally make a big sound that is garnering attention. We caught up […]

King Charles interview, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic King Charles may only have one album to his name but he has made a huge impression. This year, he played Latitude Festival for the first time and a packed-out i Arena tent proved his indie-inspired folk is the perfect soundtrack to the summer. We caught up with […]