DiS' countdown to Latitude concludes, as the event starts tomorrow... DiS will be there all weekend, recording sessions and interviews, keep an hour on our site, Facebook and Twitter for news updates, photos, and possible news of some pop-up shows.
In an attempt to make the sprawling Latitude Festival line-up a little more digestible, DiS' editor is suggesting 15 acts you should draw a circle around and double-underline in your programme. As an official media for this year's event, we have created a mini-site for the festival, where you can our other must-see picks plus news about this year's event and photos & reviews of previous years. You'll find all of that and more right here: drownedinsound.com/lists/latitude-festival.
Today's list of names which you
can should see at Henham Park near Sothwold in Suffolk between the 12th and 15th July 2012, don't go together, and we're not going to waffle on about them too much, as you read this site and you know your onions, rights?
Bat for Lashes
Natasha Kahn returns with her third album later this year. We can expect the usual mixture of dark-pop and noir-disco-hymns and misty-ballads and yuhknow, all the goodness that she's become known for since releasing her debut single on DiS' label waaaay back when.
I Break Horses
These Scandinavians really know how to turn throbbing electronics into a wall of shoegaze joy. Their live show is intense but uplifting and fans of M83, MBV and things which aren't three letters beginning with M should shimmy on over to catch them.
Speaking of M83...
Those hues of John Hughes movies and sprawling roadtrip anthemics are going to send Latitude's collective limbs into a spin. Will Caroline be dancing?
This Canadian living in Paris is the world's only rap-classical crossover superstar. He can make you laugh up a lung and then play a song that sends you a shiver through your heart. A true genius.
His new album has taken the indie-world by storm (although apparently would be being slated if he was a lady, like Lana). Half the empty dark heart of Interpol, counter-balanced by the joyful retro-future soul of Peter Gabriel, The Police and Prince.
Latitude is the award-winning festival which takes at Henham Park on the beautiful Sunrise Coast. Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller are all set to headline the 7th Edition which takes place from 12th 'til the 15th July 2012. latitudefestival.co.uk
DiS has put together a Spotify playlist featuring a heap of acts you can watch.
The festival have also put together an official playlist: