A UK experimental metal band formed in 2006 and known for their melancholic and constantly evolving sound.
Latitudes progressed rapidly from the doomy instrumental post-metal of debut EP Bleak Epiphanies in Slow Motion (2007) to the broader scope of acclaimed first full-lengthAgonist (2009), which fused dreamlike vocals and synth to a wider palette of influences including black metal and post-hardcore.
The deeply ambitious Individuation (2012) merged the spirit of ‘70s progressive rock with black, death and atmospheric doom metal in layered passages of singular riffing, mellifluous vocals and hauntological sound textures.
Latitudes subsequently condensed and honed their sound for third album Old Sunlight (2016), an expansive, genre-spanning record blending monumental riffing with dark emotive songwriting and confirming the band to be a distinctive outlier in the realm of heavy music.
In April 2019, the band released album number four – Part Island – a pared-down song-cycle unifying a cerebral take on underground metal with the atmospheric folk and shoegaze influences hitherto at the margins of their sound.
Latitudes have played festivals such as Arctangent, Damnation and Desertfest, and with bands including Baroness, Pallbearer and This Will Destroy You.
They have been described as “mesmerising” (Kerrang!), “wondrous” (Stereogum), “endlessly powerful” (Metal Injection) and “fucking brilliant!” (The Quietus).
Latitudes will be playing an instrumental set at ArcTanGent 2020