DiS digs Grinderman and likes Latitude Festival (July 17-20 @ Henham Park, Southwold) a fair bit, too. So here's the Nick Cave-fronted band's drummer Jim Scalavunos, who also mans the kit for The Bad Seeds, talking a bit about it. Jim...
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Latitude festival across the Arenas, and why?
Grinderman happen to be playing the same day as* Interpol, whom I know from NY. Good band: I remember when they used to play tiny Manhattan clubs like Brownies, way back when. I haven't seen them perform in a long time and I'm really looking forward to seeing them again most of all. It will also be nice to hook up with *The Breeders; The Bad Seeds spent an entire summer touring the US with them on the 1994 Lollapalooza.
What aspect of Latitude Festival interests you the most and why?
The audience: they seem more easygoing and relaxed than most festival crowds. Not frazzled, like they've been engaged in trench warfare for days, rather than enjoying themselves in the outdoors. Latitude seems to attract an interesting diversity of types and ages too.
What can people expect you to bring to the festival…
A pink suit and a sturdy umbrella.
…and do you have anything special planned?
Eating ice cream in the sunshine in a sheep meadow - my idea of a good time. Maybe see what's happening down at the Bimble Inn?
*If you weren't doing this what would you be doing? *
I can't imagine a more pleasurable way to pass a summer's day.
What is your favourite colour sheep?
Pink, of course - to match both my suit and drum kit.
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