The tranquility of the Lake Stage is shattered, ripped to shreds and booted in the nethers by the shiny black brogues of the four men in black. The Bohicas mean business.
Crashing into ‘Where You At’ paves the way for a relentless set. The persistent wave of psychedelic guitar and Beatles-inspired harmonies quickly draws an eager crowd. Ferocious chants and gritty lyrics set the intense pace. Extra points go to singer, Dominic McGuinness, who somehow pulls off a few of the Fonz’s moves, a casual point and a “well alrighhht” to the crowd.
It’s hot, the kid’s have had their fizzy pop and a mosh pit suddenly disperses the ever-growing crowd. The band, a vision of sweaty, skinny-jeaned chaos, share excited glances at the scene that’s broken out in front of them.
Requests in the crowd for the recent double A-side ‘XXX’ are finally granted, McGuinness and co. break into a surge of crashing symbols and sleek, scaling guitar riffs. ‘Swarm’ ends with a hot mess of wailing riffs and bellowing chorus, The Bohicas will swagger away from Latitude with a spring in their step and a few extra fans under their skinny, leather belts.
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!