By Rosa Pietrasik
Latitude Fifty Five
Unfortunately I only got to see the end of Latitude Fifty Five’s set so I can’t comment too much on them but from what I heard they sounded pretty rocky and rounded for such a young band. They have been on the Edinburgh circuit since last year so not been on the scene very long but have played great venues in Edinburgh so far great guys. This band is very enthusiastic, but down to earth, and all seem to have their heads screwed on know where they want to go and know expectations. Their next step is just to see where they go and see where the wind takes them which I think is great and positive but not too over the top aspect for the band. I really think these guys have something more for me and I’ll be there at their next gig to cover the whole thing guys I promise and sorry for not catching you earlier but had to eat after the three interviews. Will be there for the next one!
Im sure I’ve seen these guys before I just can’t work out when or I’ve heard them before. Their sound is something they would describe as a love child of Frightened Rabbit, Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro, we realised this would probably make them a beard or just extremely hairy. Anyway I’d say their sound is very much like this weird amalgamation of bands. Also a very new band as the three bands before DSS were. Though unlike some other new bands these guys really knew how to rock – and sounded great. They had the crowd jumping and clapping along with them. Although, I always have to say Edinburgh is a bit bad at embarrassment of joining in on the madness which is a shame but it seems to be getting better. The crowd were getting more and more into Academy Strangers throughout their set and by the end the band left in pools of sweat. Showing these guys really work hard at their gigs.
A very dapper group of young men. British sounding for good times is what their sound is like. They describe themselves as the new Libertines, I don’t know if they are there but I get where they are coming fro their sound is like that. I hope they don’t get as much bad press as them but they are a bit lads but in a cheeky chappy sense as I sat down to interview them. They are also a newish band but seem to have a big following already for such a “new” band. Dead Sea Souls were tweeting about how great these guys were and they are a definite crowd pleaser. With them having the crowd going a bit wild with a slight mosh pit going on. They are a lot of fun but a great band with catchy lyrics and feel good atmosphere to them. The Dons I think will be creating more of a name for themselves over the foreseeing future. Good luck to them.
Dead Sea Souls
Well you are probably sick of me going on and on about Dead Sea Souls. This band however for me have a special place in my heart such lovely guys and my first ever interview for secret sounds so they will stay that way. Il be a true DSS’er until the last beat. This band should be creating so much more of a storm about them now and I hope they do with them head-ling King Tut’s under their belt they should be creating so much buzz about them. I hope to see these guys play a big festival next year because thats what they should be doing. Their sound is catchy rounded and very professional with Gary’s vocals leading the band and promoting them as much as possible. I was so happy to hear their new tracks Comet and Brave being played for their set at Cab Vol. Getting the crowd more hyped up for more and more. This band ended on a high (as always) in Cab Vol with Trendsetter which is one of my favorites I was jumping and dancing about with the crowd with my trusty panda hat on. These guys sure know how to play and pull their crowd in and so humble and lovely to their loyal fans.