Music and weather. Probably two of the bigger conversation topics. With it finally feeling like we might have summer here in the UK and the run up to festivals, I can’t help but listen to sun music. Everything changes with music when the weathers good. I find there are certain bands and songs that I will generally tend to listen to when it’s warmer, sunnier. Currently I travel to work by bus through the suffolk countryside and it’s one the of the best way’s to travel home and listen to music at the same time. No congestion, amazing views and no commuters. One band who seem to fit the landscape of Suffolk so well are Efterklang. Despite it being a while since Piramida was released, the album has been on my playlist for a good few months and I haven’t got bored of it yet.
What’s even better is the fact that Efterklang will be playing live in a hopefully sunny suffolk at Latitude this year. Henham Park and it’s surroundings are similar to the views and landscape I see on my way to work and will definitely provide the perfect platform and setting for Efterklang and their music. Latitude is a festival I’ve been to three times before and this years lineup is another great mix of established acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Kraftwerk, The Maccabees and smaller artists such as Purity Ring and Marika Hackman. With it being only 86 days away, here’s two other acts on the lineup that I’m excited about.
Daughter. Until a couple of weeks ago I had never heard Daughter’s music before. I’ve probably heard the album over ten times now as it’s one of the albums always on repeat in the office. I probably wouldn’t have ever listened to the album if it wasn’t played at work. I’d heard about them but had never bothered to listen to their music. Despite now having heard it many times, I’m not bored of it, and probably know most of the lyrics. You’d be a fool to miss them.
Moving on to the next act. Now we decided at APFOS to each choose three acts across different stages to write about, so having written about the Oblesik arena and BBC Radio 6 Music Stage I now turn to the I stage and Purity Ring. Magical, pop – electronic music that’s once again got that summer sound to it. Purity Ring are definitely going to be a highlight of not just that stage but the whole festival. Definitely one to catch, and with them playing in one of the smaller tents, the atmosphere should be perfect. It the I stage is where the In The Woods stage used to be, then Purity Ring are going are to going to pack it out.