Louis Abbott Of Admiral Fallow Talks Latitude Festival

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Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott spoke with the Latitude Festival in a Q&A ahead of the Scottish indie pop group’s show at the event’s Lake Stage at Henham Park in Southwold, England on July 16th:

Q: Who is your ‘must see’ performance at Latitude this year?
A: We’ll go for The National on Friday night. To my knowledge none of us have seen them live yet so it might be a nice treat after a long drive down from Glasgow on the opening night.

Q: Not including items used in your performance, what is your ‘must-have’ festival item?
A: Valium. Joke. I don’t go anywhere without my Hiberniam FC vintage towel. It doubles as a pedal board sometimes too. Very handy, extremely fashionable, durable, lightweight. It’s a towel.

Q: Do you have anything special planned for your performance at Latitude?
A: This summer will be our first time playing English festivals so we’ll be playing mostly songs from our debut album which came out in the UK this past March. Hopefully all the shows we do are a little special particularly if they are in strange and wonderful settings. The Lake Stage certainly sounds like one such place.

Q: If you could have anyone (dead or alive) to introduce you onstage who would it be (and why)?
A: I reckon there would be few people to get a crowd right up for a gig/fight than Mel Gibson as William Wallace circa Braveheart dressed in full regalia and warpaint. Aye.

Q: Latitude…
A: …(usually denoted by the Greek letter phi (?)) is often measured in degrees, with minutes and seconds for finer measurements. For example, the Eiffel Tower has a latitude of 48° 51? 29? N– that is, 48 degrees plus 51 minutes plus 29 seconds. Alternatively, latitude may be measured entirely in degrees, e.g. 48.8583° N.

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