Review: Petite Meller (The Lake Stage)
We can't wait to see what else comes from Meller's pop brain soon.
When we met Petite Meller a couple of hours before her Lake Stage set at Latitude Festival we immediately recognised that this petite French singer was exporting pop tunes from deep inside of her - her most popular track Baby Love is no factory-manufactured track (from talking to her, we realised that Petite would never allow something like that).
Meller, who is also studying philosophy post-Grad, says that her philosophy inspires her music - she creates deep thoughts and presents them in an infectiously poppy manner. It seems to work for her growing fan base - and it definitely seemed to work at Latitude Festival on Saturday.
Attracting a respectable-sized audience, Meller's loud vocals turned the surrounding field into a pop paradise, nobody could walk even close to the area without a smile appearing on their face.
Even though the hook to Baby Love naughtily appeared more…
Review: Drenge (BBC Radio 6 Music Stage)
"The biggest moshpit I have eveerrrr seen in my life"
The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage at Latitude Festival has been home to some of the best acts of the weekend - including Catfish & The Bottlemen, SOAK and The Vaccines. Drenge are another one to add to that list - the two-piece alternative-rock band (made up of Eoin Loveless and younger brother Rory) took to the stage in front of an audience significantly smaller than many of the other bands who have performed on that stage across the weekend.
Nevertheless, the crowd was got really into Drenge's performance - singing (or screaming) along to tracks such as Dogmeat, Bloodsports and I Don't Want to Make Love to You - all are off of Drenge's self-titled debut album (2013) before the band newer songs from the bands April 2015-release 'Undertow' such as We Can Do What We Want.
Featuring (and we quote our critic who was at the…
Latitude Festival: Saturday 18th July 2015
It's all about the surprise sets: Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol and Thom Yorke
As the sun rises on Day 2 of Latitude Festival (at 4.38am to be precise), the last few people are making their way to their tents from the night before.
Saturdays Latitude line-up was perhaps the strongest of the weekend, with rockers Drenge, Prides, Neon Waltz, Wolf Alice, Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Vaccines gracing various stages, as well as a strong pop line-up of Izzy Bizu, Lianne La Havas alongside the likes of Marika Hackman, Josef Salvat, Laura Marling and James Blake.
Come night time it was all about the surprise performances - with Ed Sheeran re-appearing for a more intimate set at the Other Voices stage as well as a surprise set from Thom Yorke (from Radiohead) at the i Arena (he also joined Portishead near the end of their set) and Snow Patrol (their rendition of Chasing Cars lulled us all to sleep…