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Latitude 2014: Five minutes with...James


Tim Booth of James reveals his favourite artists playing at Latitude ahead of the festival:

1. If I could collaborate with one other Latitude artist it would be…

I spit on your “ONE” artist monogamy. I’m polyamorous!

2. The thing I’m most looking forward to at Latitude is…


3. The worst lie I’ve ever told was…

‘I don't lie’.

4. My secret talent is….

Juggling chainsaws on a unicycle.

5. My life motto is…

Do everything at least once.

6. Dream dinner party guests would be…

Einstein, Lennon, Kate Shela, Eno, Regina Spektor, Shakespeare, David Mitchell (the author), Doris Lessing, Eddie Izzard, Bill Hicks, Gabrielle Roth.

7. The book that changed my life was…

Doris Lessing's “Shikasta” but it may be dated now. My favorite book is “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell.

8. If there was a film about my life, my character would be played by…

Carey Mulligan

9. I’d like to get lost in the Faraway Forest with…

Bear Grylls or Carey Mulligan - depending on how dangerous the forest was.

10. What’s in your festival picnic hamper?

Ear plugs, wellies, condoms, white chocolate, massage oil, triangular shaped cucumber sandwiches, Carey Mulligan (this is a cry for help).

What’s on your Latitude playlist?

Better Stop Sobbing - Chrissie Hynde

Everlasting Light – Black Keys

Now You Are Free – Augistines

Never Gonna Love Again – Lykke Li

Test Of Time – Temples

Song For Zula – Phosphoresent

Keep On Lying – Tame Impala

My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit

The state of independence - Chrissie Hynde

Hungry Face - Mogwai