27 Jun 2014

Glastonbury day preview - Sunday (Part 3 of 3)

In the third and final instalment of our day previews, I've had a look at Sunday. Sunday is probably the best day in terms of line up, so without further adieu...

Top Pick: The Brain Jonestown Massacre (19.30, The John Peel Stage)

The San Francisco cult band are the pick of the action on the Sunday. Led by the shamanic genius of Anton Newcombe, the BJM look set to play a whole host of great songs, from both Revelation and their expansive discography. The Brian Jonestown Massacre are in the middle of their UK tour, which is probably the most essential tour to catch this summer.


Massive Attack (22.00 The Other Stage)
The legendary Bristol trip-hop group are a much more exciting alternative to the other bands headlining their respective stages. If I'm not mistaken, they played there last in 2009, where they played the brilliant Unfinished Sympathy, from their 1991 masterpiece Blue Lines. It should be perfectly orchestrated, and much more worth watching than the lad-rock of Kasabian on the Sunday night.

FURS (12.00, BBC Introducing)
FURS are a gloomy electronic pop outfit, from London. Normally the BBC Introducing is a bit of a stronghold for bands worth watching; alas, this year it's not so great, but FURS are the pick of the bill for the whole weekend. They have a sound that's been described as 'drama pop' and 'Garbage meets Cults'... but it is much better than it sounds.

Marcus Brigstocke's Policy Unit (11.40, Cabaret Tent)
Whilst I'm not one for stopping to see comedy at festivals, last year at Latitude I took some time out to see Brigstocke and co.'s Policy Unit. Marcus Brigstocke is, for me,  one of the funniest comedians on television and this is worth going to see.

Superfood (14.00, William's Green)
Birmingham's finest four-piece, that are kind of trendy IT Crowd lookalikes step on to the William's Green stage in the afternoon. The band are fresh from touring with Wolf Alice, and have recently released an EP entitled MAM. Superfood look set to be one of Sunday's highlights with their gritty Ash-inspired indie rock.

Public Service Broadcasting (16.00, West Holts)
PSB are one of the more interesting London bands. With sampling from the archives combined with fresh sounding guitar textures, they're also incredibly innovative. 2012's War Room EP and last year's Inform-Educate-Entertain were two of the best releases in their respective years, and any of their fantastic material could excite the crowd. Highlights from the rest of that stage on Sunday include the fantastic Bonobo and the jazzy-world stylings of Melt Yourself Down. It's one of the best places to be...

Lucy Rose (13.30, The Other Stage)
Lucy Rose's angelic vocals, combined with her beautiful little anecdotes between songs make Lucy an enthralling live prospect. She's recording her second album, the follow up to the gorgeous-yet-forlorn Like I Used To, which is something to really look forward to, and with any luck she should air some songs from it on her Sunday Glasto slot.

The Horrors (17.20, The Other Stage)
Southend's garage-goth-come-synth-overlords, The Horrors play an hour-long slot on Sunday. With each and every album a huge variant on the last, a long set by Badwan and co. should be very exciting. Imagine how amazing Sea Within A Sea would sound to a crowd of 30,000, and imagine how cool it'd be to experience Still Life and I Can See Through You at an event like this. The Horrors look to be the most essential pick for Sunday, apart from the obvious BJM.


(written by Calum Cashin)