Latitude Loves… March

Latitude Loves… is back for March, and festival booker Ed Lilo has curated a playlist to get you in the mood for the upcoming Spring!

Ed dedicates this month’s playlist to Marie who has moved on from working with us at Latitude: “Thanks for being a stand up human Marie, and good luck with all your future endeavours”.

porridge radio – ‘sweet’

Ed: Dana Margolin’s self-professed sadcore bedroom project Porridge Radio has evolved into a self-professed idiosyncratic post-punk four-piece. ‘Sweet’, the lead track ahead of their late-March album Every Bad on Secretly Canadian is a perfect introduction for anyone who is yet to experience their fractious yet melodic, emotional yet accessible take on DIY indie rock.

hinds – ‘good bad times’

Ed: Madrid’s finest Hinds return to stunning Henham Park after packing out the BBC Sounds tent in 2018, this time headlining our incredible forest-based Sunrise Arena. Their new material sounds another league ahead of their prior output but without losing what is quintessentially Hinds. ‘Good Bad Times’ is a low-key singalong banger and I can’t wait to be at the front come July 2020.

phoebe bridgers – ‘garden song’

Ed: Bridgers’ latest is nostalgic reflection on moments lost; though their combination eludes to a greater story but remains vague enough to be truly relatable without resorting to cliché. Everyone at Team Latitude is beyond excited to have her at the show and if you’re yet to engage with her unique, serious storytelling now is the time.

ghetts – ‘threats’

Ed: Our second Sunrise headliner’s 2014 heater [also featuring Brutal and Griminal] is one of OG grimes’ underground hits and it’s thrilling to have an icon of the scene in Suffolk this summer. Ghetts is one of the most distinctive voices in grime and as Dave, IAMDDB, Octavian et al have shown, Latitude can be a home to all genres.

la priest – ‘what moves’

Ed: LA Priest, AKA Samuel Eastgate’s been away a while but I was obsessed with his debut Domino-released record and when word of his return made its way to me he was a no brainer to lock in for Latitude 2020. ‘What Moves’ is decidedly LA Priest; an evolution not a revolution (which is a huge relief!).

chloe moriondo – ‘kalmia kid’

Ed: A peer of Latitude-alumni Cavetown; Moriondo’s dizzyingly astute yet disarmingly charismatic tracks combine melody and lyric into something much bigger than a sum of their parts. ‘Kalmia Kid’ is a perfect confessional introduction to her music and her music is already followed by hundreds of thousands worldwide so you are officially late to the party 🙂

tove lo – ‘passion and pain taste the same when i’m weak’

Ed: A ballad sure, but Tove Lo’s über-alt pop never conforms to pop normality. Cowritten and produced by Finneas (Billie Eilish’s brother and co-conspirator), ‘PAPTTSWIW’ is a distinctive, provocative belter with affecting auto-tune and almost Trent Reznor-esque minor key chords,.

oklou – ‘entertnmnt’

Ed: Synth-laden haunting local-led electro coproduced by Mura Masa here. Gorilla vs. Bear said “damn every Oklou song is somehow better than the last” and I couldn’t agree more. Watch this space.

sorry – ‘more’

Ed: Nonchalant but assertive; Sorry’s distinctive vocals are the perfect accompaniment to their fuzzy stripped back instrumentation and their repetitive motifs transcend genre yet are reassuring referential. ‘More’ is from their forthcoming debut ‘925’ and their Latitude return promise to be an important moment for me (I managed to catch just the end of their Lake Stage set in 2018).

velvet negroni – ‘bagette’

Ed: Speaking of distinctive, please do me a favour and check out Velvet Negroni, one of the most unique, ambitious, fascinating artists I’ve heard in time. Their performance on Latitude’s Saturday is destined to be a special moment.

Don’t miss all these artists and many more, including headliners Haim, Liam Gallagher, and The Chemical Brothers at Latitude 2020! It takes place on 16th-19th July in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.