Latitude Picks: Friday 17th June 2015
We list the top picks on Friday's line-up for Latitude Festival
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The little island of Ireland always seems to export some impressive music talent, some people even believe that Ireland exports more music than square-foot than any other country in the world. SOAK is a testament to this - the 17 year old singer-songwriter was on the BBC Sound of Music 2014 list and since has gone from strength to strength. We reckon she's one to keep an eye on.
1.15pm - Alan Davies
This comedian is well known across the UK, with regular appearances on QI and his own show on Dave, "Alan Davies: Untitled" making the nation go into hysterics. If, at lunch time, you're bursting to see some established comedy genius, Alan Davies is the one for you.
3.55pm - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
With a rediculous name like that, they're almost asking for us to dislike them. But, for every Gizzard Lizard Wizard there's some amazing music which has been circling the Latitude press tent. They're one of the most anticipated new acts performing at Latitude this year and, although their sound is not for everybody, we can't wait to see what the hype is all about.
4.10pm - Honne
When Atlantic Records started pushing this male duo through our door we were slightly unsure at first, but as The Telegraph's Alice Vincent so perfectly says, "[their] futuristic soul is destined to re-invent babymaking music". It's vibey and soulful, but also sightly pop-funk at the same time. Just check 'em out.
5.20pm - Santigold
Latitude feels like a long time coming for Santigold after the 38 year old's past two albums ("Santigold" in 2008 and "Master of My Make-Believe" in 2012) have been received with critical acclaim. We expect her to blow up this year after featuring on the Poper Towns soundtrack with new ultra-poppy track "Radio".
6.10pm - Gengahr
When Kaleya Baxe first played Gengahr's "Heroine" on-air a month ago everybody knew that this band had found their true calling. Unlike many upcoming bands, they have truly found their sound and we are all deeply in love with lead singer Felix's hair. If you miss this band at Latitude this year you'll be kicking yourself for a very long time.
7.00pm - Clean Cut Kid
Although they're only playing a half hour set, make sure you catch every minute of Clean Cut Kid at Latitude this year. The Liverpool-based band bring a unique, off-beat pop sound which we're dreaming of seeing live. They're the perfect soundtrack to getting ready for a party - which is useful seeing as their set finishes two hours before this years Friday headliner goes on.
8.10pm - All Tvvins
With a pop/rock-esque vibe, All Tvvins are a bad which will likely be a radio staple by the end of the year, so their set at Latitude will likely get you in the know before anybody else has the chance. This is more of an investment viewing - you know how satisfied you will be, saying to your friends in a few months, 'Oh yeah, I saw them at Latitude'. Plus, in a battle of All Tvvins versus Caribou, we know who wins.
9.30pm - Alt-J
Rumours are circling that Alt-J we will playing a mixture of their own tunes and their much loved new ones as well, making their Friday headline slot absolutely unmissable. We heard them soundchecking 'Fitzpleasure' earlier and we've never been more excited. Their set will definitely blow the roof of the Henham Park.
10.00pm - Jon Hopkins
It feels strange calling a 35 year old a 'legend', but in this case it's true. Over the past few years, this dance music producer has truly come into his own. If Alt-J aren't your cup of tea, Jon Hopkins will almost definitely make your night go by.
After 11.00pm the night is your oyster. There are more live DJs, theatre and cabaret until 3.00pm, after which we would suggest it's bed time. After all, Saturday is an even bigger day.
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