Reviewer: Nicole Evans
With the recent independent label release of their third full album, Every Valley, anticipation builds as to whether Public Service Broadcasting will just be out to promote it or if they will fulfil the inevitable hopes of them playing their old favourites too.
Diving straight in to a self-titled classic, hopes remain high and we are not disappointed. Go!, Spitfire, Everest and other hits are all offered out, intertwined with a few new ones to showcase the great-sounding lesser known.
Having been upgraded to the Obelisk after a successful headline slot in the 6 Music tent a few years back, PSB has a much larger congregation to impress this afternoon and need to work hard to keep those at the back interested. Despite their material being better suited to a more intimate venue where the accompanying visuals can really be appreciated, they do a fabulous job of working up their crowd and the chants of Gagarin can be heard long before the man himself appears on stage.
Quite humbled by their latest album reaching number four in the charts, this is a very modest set from very modest guys who are genuinely flabbergasted at their own success. Rain doesn’t even stop an enthusiastic crowd and the enjoyment continues under the shelter of everything from ponchos to camping chairs. Just awesome.
Reviewed on 16 July 2017 | Image: Contributed
Latitude Festival runs from 13 – 16 July 2017 at Henham Park, Suffolk