Welcome to Latitude’s monthly music round up, Latitude Loves Music, where we bring you closer to the action of your favourite artists by taking a deep dive into the gig circuit. This April we’re reviewing the fantastic Do Nothing, modernlove. and Mimi Webb.
First up is Nottingham four-piece Do Nothing. The up-and-coming band have successfully weaved their way to the top of the exciting new post-punk wave, passing the baton of the genre down to the next set of chaperons. Do Nothing have taken the bull-by-the-horns and incorporated their own flare of dance-punk into the blueprint. The band took to the stage and performed an unbelievably striking set, with a groovy undertone, to an adoring crowd.
Swaying between their spoken words and catchy melodic lines, the front-man Chris Bailey steered the way with his cool demeanour and pressed suit. The band followed with a charismatic and confident performance. Returning earlier this year with their upbeat single ‘Happy Feet’, Do Nothing pricked up the ears of an enthusiastic following. Unveiling a taste of their new music with their most recent single ‘Amoeba’, the band are set to release their debut album titled ‘Snake Sideways’ on June 30. We couldn’t be more stoked to see them performing at the BBC Sounds Stage this July!
The fresh-faced Irish quartet modernlove. have been making waves over the past few years since their emergence into the limelight during the pandemic. Ever since then, the band has continuously been releasing one musical endeavour after the other, most recently with their latest EP called ‘Nightlife’. Featuring their signature melodic riffs and weighty drumbeats, modernlove. made sure to create a setlist for their sold-out gig that resembled a journey between loud highs with songs like ‘Take Me Far Away’ and ‘Us’, and calmer moments supported by fan-favourites ‘Come Over x’ and ‘Liquorice’. Ending the night on the popular, high-energy tracks ‘2 Missed Calls’ and ‘Follow, the four friends brought the full venue to a bounce, proving why they have been seeing such a rapid upward surge throughout the past year. With a slot at this year’s Latitude already secured, we know there is only one way for these indie lads to go – up.
As pop’s newest princess, Mimi Webb hasn’t shown a single sign of slowing down since her emergence from the rolling waves of TikTok. With a nomination for Best New Artist at this year’s BRITs and millions of streams secured, the singer has since been riding on the great acclaim of her debut record ‘Amelia’, which saw the Canterbury-born artist dive into more up-tempo, feel-good territories.
The young singer-songwriter has been hitting the stages all across the country on her sold-out tour. Jumping between grand, heartfelt ballads like ‘24/5’ and ‘Good Without’ as well as bouncier tracks like ‘Freezing’ and ‘Ghost of You’, she offered a fun and glossy performance that brought the emotions of her excited fanbase to a high. Ending the set with favourites ‘Red Flags’ and ‘House On Fire’, Webb delivered another round of irresistibly danceable pop bangers, and we already can’t wait to party with her at Henham Park later this summer!
And just like that, we are another month closer to show day, Latitude-ers. We’ve been lucky enough to see some gems over the past few weeks. But clearly, we can’t leave it there, so keep your eyes peeled for next month’s issue. We’re not giving away any clues, but it’s going to be special. And naturally, make sure to grab your tickets for the biggest party of the year to catch all of these fantastic bands live at Latitude.