Last month, I saw Slowdive perform at Latitude Festival.

This was a big deal for me, right up there with the Stone Roses comeback. 

It was surreal to be standing among people who weren't even born the last time I saw them (23 years ago).  Seeing Americans on my Twitter timeline excited about their upcoming US tour underlines how they are way more popular than they were back in the day.

As I explained in January when the reformation was announced, their influence is clear on so many current bands.

The Latitude performance was perfect. Under the canvas of the 6 Music tent, the sound was spectacularly loud.

Hearing songs that I thought I'd never witness being performed live again was a massive thrill.