Latitude 2015:

Shura loses all restraint at Latitude 2015

Sound problems turn swiftly to Shura’s favour at her iArena set.

When the sound desk makes a painful crunch, and the music cuts out, its a tough act to recover. Shura, on the other hand, works it to her favour during her afternoon set at Latitude’s iArena. When ‘Just Once’ grinds to a sudden, silent halt, her and her band carry on like they’re cheerily oblivious, before welcoming the volume back with a gleeful cackle. “The sound just fucked up, I won’t get pissed off, cos I wish I was somebody else,” grins Shura, working unfolding events into her chorus in a quicksmart millisecond. “I think we just lost,” she sings, unleashing a scream into the microphone and attacking the stage with new aplomb. “That was a special version,” Shura quips. “A Latitude version.”

From then on, there’s no stopping her. Whipping off her denim jacket to reveal a koala t-shirt - her much-publicised favourite animal - she guides singles ‘2Shy’ and ‘Touch’ through fully rounded re-imaginings, tinged with a new, heady, Balearic flavour. Her introspective, straight-talking pop collides head on with an audience singing back every word, and following her accidental stint of improvisation, all restraint seems to disappear.

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Photos: Mike Massaro

Tags: Shura, Latitude, Festivals, Reviews, Live Reviews

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