Latitude 2016

Latitude 2016: Grimes

Claire Boucher is supremely confident for the entire performance.

It’s half way through the biggest summer of Grimes’ career, and tonight she’s in a playful mood. Claire Boucher’s stage presence has always been charmingly awkward, but it now resembles confidence.

From laughing off starting the wrong sample before ‘Oblivion’ to explaining her embarrassment at not being able to speak mandarin to sing ‘Scream’ (she instead roars through it in Russian), Grimes and her backing dancers throw themselves into every

It’s a set that feels slick and well-rehearsed, but not to the point of complacency. ‘Art Angels’ is an album made for sweaty tents, and for headline performances. ‘Venus Fly’ and ‘World Princess pt 2’ shake the 6 Music stage to its foundations, with flailing bodies from front to back.

‘Kill v Maim’ cements its position as the song of the summer, a crushing closer that brings a set that both the packed tent and Grimes herself could’ve watched all night.

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