Since I wrote about My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges” a few weeks back (comparing it unfavourably to the Fleet Foxes debut), I’ve been thinking about the band and the record a lot. Picking up Billboard this morning (not a regular habit, rest assured), I found them staring awkwardly out of the cover. Jim James could barely be spotted in the accompanying feature, overwhelmed by laudatory quotes from a great swathe of on-message, optimum-strategising execs and some head-spinning stats suggesting that, yes, they were set to break into the biggish league in America sometime later in the summer.
WIN! TICKETS FOR LATITUDE 2008!
Latitude is now only a matter of weeks away. And as our comrades at the summer’s best festival put the finishing touches to the bill, it seems a good time to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets for the four-day event, held – in case you’ve forgotten – at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk between July 17 and 20.