With all the glamour of a silent movie star, Anna Calvi is well and truly breaking the silence with her signature power chorus of ‘Eliza’ set against cinematic backlights at Latitude’s BBC Radio 6Music Stage. ‘I’ll Be Your Man’ rages through the tent and exposes a history of influences, PJ Harvey and Patti Smith, peeking through the red-soaked stage.
Performing a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde routine, she switches from sultry classic tones to powerful rock wails. Set against glittering lights, she crashes into an effortless guitar solo, shooting the crowd a ‘don’t mess with me’ dirty scowl.
‘Blackout’ bursts from the stage with bucketfuls of grit and stunning intensity. There’s an entire performance behind those eyes, and a whole epic saga in her writing, flawlessly retold on stage. Here’s someone that belts a tune, kills it on guitar and makes everyone want to be her.
DIY is the official media partner at Latitude 2014. We’ll be bringing you extensive coverage from in and around the fest, and you can find copies of the July 2014 issue in the Latitude supermarket!
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