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W!ZARD Radio Media at Latitude Festival

11th July 2015 | Music

You ready for this?

Well, at the beginning of the Summer we said that W!ZARD Radio Station is ‘Where Summer Lives’ and we’re pretty confident that this is a promise we’ll be fulfilling this Summer.

From the 17th of July to the 19th of July, W!ZARD Radio Station and W!ZARD News will be going live from Latitude Festival.

Check out the line-up here:

What can you expect from W!ZARD Radio Station across the weekend?

Alongside our usual entertaining shows, we’ll be broadcasting exclusive interviews and backstage performances from the artists performing at the festival – also our playlists will be changed to favour artists performing at Latitude and every now and again we’ll have a ‘Live Latitude Update’ giving you the low-down as to what’s happening.

We’ll also have our ‘Best of Latitude’ mini-site featuring gossip, performances reviews, clips, interviews, performances, playlists, a photo gallery and a live social feed to make sure you can be at Latitude, without being at Latitude!

Make sure you do not miss out on any of the action when W!ZARD Radio Media goes to Latitude Festival.

Review: Justine Skye – Emotionally Unavailable

11th July 2015 | Music

Social media can be the home of making friends, long lasting relationships and even getting the right audience to view your material. All of these things and more are exactly what R&B newcomer Justine Skye did. Utilising tumblr, the Brooklyn artist underwent a transformation, becoming "The Purple Unicorn."

Armed with an unusually large social following the singer inked a deal in 2013 with Atlantic Records. Now two years later, following a huge break up, we see the nearly twenty year old release; Emotionally unavailable, an anthemic graduation into the adult realm of contemporary R&B.

The set begins with Justine battered and scorned over a fairly recent relationship with a fashion industry insider. "A train" depicts Justine's struggle to overcome the hard and emotional situation and her using her New York subways to reflect and reminisce on what once was. She talks about the distractions she needs "I need the noise, I need a laugh, I need the doors to shut you out".

The purple headed beauty decides it is over once and for all but is just building up the confidence to embrace this inevitable situation. Moving from trains to a turn up, Justine isn't dark and gloomy for too long as she heads to wherever the party's at on "On & On". "Can someone please tell me where Brooklyn at!?" Justine commands the audience on this number and proves that the fun side her fans know and love from her tumblr era is back. No distractions, "we gon' party like its project X" she sings continuously throughout. Frequent collaborators the Insomniaks appear for the third track on Emotionally Unavailable "Bandit" which cements Justine's liberation and sees her reverting back to being a normal teenage girl. In an island cry Justine sings "you been…

Summer Festival Guide: Glastonbury

10th July 2015 | Music

Held over five full days across three farms in a usually very tranquil corner of Somerset, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts lives up to its name by playing host to innumerable singers, rappers, bands, DJs, dancers, authors, poets, circus acts and, of course, the Dalai Lama.

Whilst Florence + The Machine and The Who blew the audiences of their headline slots away with astonishing performances of tracks like Drumming Song and Baba O’Riley, the man who all too often likens himself to the son of God was predictably underwhelming on Saturday night, thanks both to his tremendous ego and priceless inability to hit the first note of an abysmal cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Musically, my highlight of the week was Jack Garratt’s afternoon set on William’s Green. Just about filling a tiny tent tucked away in the far eastern corner of the site, his deliciously bass-laden tracks Chemical and The Love You’re Given sent shivers down my spine. This one-man band is one to watch!

Whilst everyone is spoilt for choice musically, the sheer enormity of the site teaches you to expect to encounter something unexpected on your stroll from one stage to the next.

After hauling tents and bags from the car to the campsite, what better way to unwind than a half hour deep tissue massage in the Healing Fields... for a mere £10? Then walk two doors down for a palm reading.

Sit back and have your hair braided whilst listening in to the Other Stage or hear a debate on holding Christmas in July from a walking, talking Christmas tree outside a medieval bar in the Field of Avalon.

When it’s time for a break, the world-famous Glastonbury sign makes for the perfect perch for watching the sunset…