Wild Mercury Sound

Latitude aftermath, plus forthcoming attractions

John Mulvey

Sorry this blog's been quiet these past few days. I've actually been squatting over at the Latitude blog. The extended Uncut family all spent an excellent weekend up there at the festival, and there are something like 40 blogs you can check out on all our highlights.

My personal favourites, with a certain grinding inevitability, were The Hold Steady, Wilco and Tinariwen. But there were plenty more great things, not least Alberta Cross, who I accidentally blogged about on Wild Mercury Sound in a moment of profound computer confusion.

Normal service this week, in theory, and I should be writing about Iron And Wine, James Blackshaw, Kevin Ayers and Konono Number One. Right now we're frantically finishing the next issue while being soothed by a terrific new Judee Sill live album. Wow, "The Kiss"!

Oh well. Back to proofreading.


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