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 February, we’re reviewing the enthralling Metronomy, Young Fathers and The Murder Capital.
Over the years, Metronomy has successfully paved their way through the exciting lands of electronic music. As a one-off show in support of War Child, the five-piece band brought their exhilarating discography to the stage and offered a masterful performance for the ages. Twirling through the classics, popular hits like ‘The Bay’ and ‘The Look’ had the crowd roaring with excitement. The energy was kept at a constant high and the crowd on their toes from the very first beat. Proving once more why live music might just be the greatest thing on earth, the quintet left the crowd with smiles all around and the urge to do it all over again soon (*wink wink*).
Taking the crowd through the shifting timeline of their past, the Scottish trio Young Fathers blessed their fans once more with a ferocious one-hour-long set, sharing their fascinating yet turbulent journey in this industry so far. It is no secret that the band doesn’t subscribe to the constraints of genres as they once more raced through a sugary pick ‘n’ mix of electrifying tracks. Their set conveyed their vast stylistic influences and celebrated the release of their anthemic new album ‘Heavy, Heavy’. Driving rhythms fuelled the crowd’s joyous anticipation, directing everyone to collectively raise their arms to the lyrics “What you do to feel better, to feel good” from their 2015 hit ‘Shame’. From wall to wall, the collective joy of each person filled the room with energy up to the brim and built the anticipation for a summer in Henham Park to experience it all over again.
The Murder Capital
And so, February swiftly came to an end. We found ourselves in the company of The Murder Capital as they were finishing the last few dates of their European & UK/IRE tour. The beginning of the year saw the Irish five-piece take on new sonic territories on their much-anticipated sophomore album ‘Gigi’s Recovery’. The band invited us into their lives to spread the word on how love might just conquer all. From the tenderness of ‘Belonging’ to the hallucinogenic charm of ‘The Stars Will Leave Their Stage’, the band’s performance was something special to witness. If you seek a vibrant, energetic wall of sound, The Murder Capital are definitely one to watch this summer.
That’s it, Latitude-ers. The best of the best from this month. 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.