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Latitude highlights: Emilie Nicolas

I’m supposed to be packing up the flat today for the big move on Friday but I can’t quite bring myself to start as there are way too many books and not enough small boxes… so I thought I’d do a quick Latitude Festival 2014 post.

It started well, I followed the well tested checklist, pre listened to some of the bands and made up the packed lunches for our journey.


Annoyingly epic delays on the roads doubled our journey time and after eight long hours sitting on a coach we finally made it to Suffolk and into the Latitude arena hours after the gates opened. Luckily the Kate Tempest play Hopelessly Devoted was on again on the Friday evening (phew! Stunning theatre).

ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHT, best set of the entire festival (by miles): EMILIE NICOLAS

Emilie Nicolas – Grown Up from André Chocron on Vimeo.

Oh my life was she amazing.

YOUNG FATHERS (Would have been better had the sound been up to scratch, but I saw them do a Bandstand Busking session last weekend and they were brilliant so I just wanted to flag that they’re super awesome).

I also wanted to thank the Alex from Edinburgh Sofar Sounds for recommending them.


EAVES – As Old as the Grave (This is the only video or sound clip I can find for this song…)


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Half Moon Run: Need it

My sisters had the pleasure of seeing Half Moon Run a few weeks ago, I opted out at the time having heard nothing but the current single. However, both sisters’ efforts to get me to listen doubled after seeing them live and they made me promise I’d check them out whilst I was at Latitude festival. Which I did. And they were oh so right.

Their live set was faultless (which is why I’ve chosen a live video, not from Latitude I’m afraid, although this one is and I’m pretty sure I was right behind the person filming it). I’ve now listened to the album Dark Eyes a number of times and am fully intending on seeing them at Shepherds Bush later this year.

This is Need It by Half Moon Run. Enjoy x

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Paper Cinema’s Odyssey

My sister and I celebrated our birthday by watching Paper Cinema’s Odyssey last night. We’d already seen the show at Latitude Festival in 2012 so knew how amazing it was going to be, even so I spent the entire show mesmerised and smiling from ear to ear. It really is brilliantly done.

If you’re in London, and you want to see live animation at its best then head to the Battersea Arts Centre, the show is on until the 9th of March. Go! x

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