Live music is in a boom, and it feels like there's a new festival announced every day. Latitude is perhaps one of the best new editions to the festival season, and this year's event is shaping up to be one of the best.Taking place between the 17th and 20th at Henham Park, Southwold in Suffolk. The line up includes Scottish art-rockers Franz Ferdinand who play their only festival show in England; the majestic and soaring Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós head up Saturday’s line-up and powerful and atmospheric New York titans Interpol close the arena on the Sunday. Also confirmed are: Grinderman, The Mars Volta, Amadou and Mariam, Death Cab for Cutie, Elbow, The Breeders, Tindersticks, M.I.A., The GO! Team and Seasick Steve. There's also a feast of film, cabret and onsite activities to be part of.We preview the festival with interviews with Grindermen, Julian Cope and Sam Issac.
GIITTV singles club releases My First Radio's "Progress" as a free digital download on the 18th of June.
Kettering and Corby based four piece My First Radio release "Progress" as free download on GIITTV singles club. The track comes as a precursor to a full physical single released on Series 8 records later in the year.Bside "My Secret Plan" will be avaliable to GIITTV zine users for the first month before being made freely avaliable to all there after.
In a live setting My First Radio combine the fragile atmospherics of Engineers, Mogwai and Redjetson with the mashed up effects pedal punk of Bloc Party and add the vocal kick in the nuts of Six By Seven and latter day Primal Scream. You could call it shoegazing with size twelves. In this context "Progress" is somewhat disarming, catching you totally off guard with its wistful, emotionally charged vocals which ache over a gentle piano motif eventually rising to a searing vocoder soaked ephiphany. The bside "My Secret Plan" combines knowing vocal interplay with spiralling shoegaze fuzz that smacks you about the face and lets you know who’s in charge here...
"...fast moving indie band." - The Guardian
"[My First Radio] launch you skywards on a rocket co piloted by Muse and Slowdive and fuelled by lashings of spiralling guitars... spacey, shoe gaze majesty..." - hearthefuture.org.uk
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