Features 5 Bands To See At Latitude ‘10

Overwhelmed by the amount of amazingness waiting for you at Latitude? Here are our must-see acts.

Latitude Festival
Henham Park, Southwold, Sunrise Coast, Suffolk
Date: 15th - 18th July

The National




Not gonna lie, I have only recently discovered the wonder of the National. I misjudged, assuming them to be as dull and banal as their artwork, band name and album titles, but man are they great. New album High Violet is a treat and a half, and what with a reliable source having pinned them as one of Glastonbury's highlights, their live show should provide further wonderment.

Listen to The National on Spotify

Archie Bronson Outfit




Godfather's of the fuzzed out guitar sound (of this generation, anyway), ABO's latest outing Coconut has wowed the critics and the fans. Having left three years between this and their last release, pursuing side projects (see the Pyramids), it's great to see the guys back on the circuit. ABO, oh how we have missed thee.

Listen to Archie Bronson Outfit on Spotify

Dirty Projectors




With the re-release of 'Stillness Is The Move', undoubtedly 2009's single of the year/summer anthem/best thing ever, Dirty Projectors may just win themselves that same title, second year running. With a live show that's renowned for being as beautifully grand as it is intimate, they're sure to garner some appellation, mainly that of loveliest festival performance.

Listen to Dirty Projectors on Spotify

Charlotte Gainsbourg




Spawn of Serge and Jane. It's basically like seeing them, just rolled into one. Need I say more?
Oh yeah, her Beck-tinted record's pretty much awesome.

Listen to Charlotte Gainsbourg on Spotify

Rodrigo y Gabriela




These guys kick ass! Their sound is generally thrown into the “yeah... world music...” category, but they're totally into Metallica, and if we're lucky, they may give us some covers. Scrap that, they most probably will. I'd say it's about as likely they will as it is Spain winning the World Cup, which, right now, is looking pretty good.

Listen to Rodrigo y Gabriela on Spotify

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