Browsing All posts tagged under »Latitude Festival«

Yeasayer on The Word Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

1

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 Their folky, acoustic beginnings on ‘All Hour Cymbals’ were suddenly superseded by elements of pop and 90’s dance on ‘Odd Blood’.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

0

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

1

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

0

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 […]

The history of the world in the Literary Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

0

written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic Latitude takes pride in being culturally and intellectually enriching. In the Literature Arena, one can find discussions and lectures on a diverse range of issues; from poetry and novels, to football and music. This lecture concerned science and, more specifically, the discovery of the Higgs Boson, a subatomic […]

John Pilger in the Literary Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

0

written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic John Pilger is a highly respected political journalist who has twice been named Journalist of the Year. Through his writing and film-making, he has continually challenged common opinion and offered an alternative to the increasingly narrow media narrative. Born in Australia but based in the UK, he is […]

Laura Marling on the Obelisk Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012

0

written for Festival Republic With three albums of superb quality already in the bag, Laura Marling’s career has been as smooth as Pierce Brosnan singing Frank Sinatra on a P&O cruise ship. Her song-smithery leaves her contemporaries trailing in her wake; like the Sally Gunnell of the modern music world, she sprints comfortably out in […]