Unthanks head for Latitude
The Obelisk Arena is the focal point for many of Latitude’s most memorable performances and with a line up that boasts some superb acts including Empire of the Sun, The Maccabees, James, The Temper Trap, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Frank Turner as well as the stunning headliners, Florence + The Machine, Belle and Sebastian and Vampire Weekend. The following acts are a welcome addition to an already exciting line up:
Northumberland folk group The Unthanks are added to the Obelisk Arena. Previously called Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, until last year, their poignant and honest storytelling has set them apart from their peers and pricked the interest of the British consciousness. Their debut album, ‘Cruel Sister’ was awarded Folk Album of the Year by Mojo magazine with the follow-up album, ‘The Bairns’, receiving a nomination for the Best Album Award at the BBC Folk Awards 2008 and the 2008 Mercury Music Prize. Their dark and atmospheric, piano-led third album, ‘Here's The Tender Coming’, released last year, has further cemented their hold on the British folk scene and their performance at Latitude will no doubt win many more hearts.
Pushing the boundaries of popular music, Welsh four-piece and fearless experimentalists, Race Horses join the Obelisk Arena line-up. Playing tracks from their debut album ‘Goodbye Falkenburg’ an album full of quirky, psych-pop reminiscent of fellow countrymen Super Furry Animals and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, their performance will be a hand-clapping, catchy and entertaining set – a must for Saturday afternoon.