Latitude Review and video: Steve Mason
- Credit: Archant
As frontman for The Beta Band (you'll probably know their song Dry The Rain from the fantastic music shop scene in the High Fidelity film) Steve Mason is probably used to the acclaim he receives not quite matching up to popularity.
And the same could be said of his last few years as a solo singer - despite releasing one of my own favourite albums of the last few years 'Boys Outside' followed by this year's corker 'Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time'.
But perhaps that is about to change, because Mason draws a large crowd to the main stage at Latitude, despite his mid-afternoon slot and the fact it coincided with periods of incessant rain. And Mason doesn't for one minute disappoint, flitting between the laid-back and melodic tunes of 'Boys Outside' and the more politically-led rabble rousing tunes of his most recent release.
Highlights include 'Lost and Found' - if I'd have been any more laid back during this song I'd have fallen over - and the cutting edge 'Fight Them Back' - a call to arms which must be about the recent London riots.
As always with Mason he mixes the fantastic tunes with politics and attempts to encourage others to join him in the good fight, which go down surprisingly well considering the usual demographic at Latitude. The gig was a real highlight and it was great so many were there.
You may also want to watch:
- 1 Norfolk woman fined after travelling 200 miles to visit daughter
- 2 Atlantis Tower up for sale after owner signs ‘outrageous’ loan deal
- 3 Covid rates continue to fall across Norfolk, especially in Norwich
- 4 Fired twice in two months: Events boss feels the pain of Covid
- 5 Norfolk bowls star tests positive at world indoor championships
- 6 9 of Norfolk's most famous blue plaques
- 7 Man's neck broken after being hit by 800kg load which fell off forklift
- 8 Revealed: The areas where Covid cases are still increasing
- 9 Centre takes action after IT failure causes long queues for Covid jab
- 10 Man admits defrauding more than £1.3m from Norfolk firm