The Lathums | Biografie


A sky-streaking ska pelter pops loose courtesy of corrupted ‘indie angels’ The Lathums, cutting-loose with:
Island Records
Released: Fri 9 October 2020
Like dynamite-packing, corrupted choirboys, The Lathums’ do a one-eighty on dreamy jangle pop and hurl two-and-a-half minutes of hectic, ska-rigged scat through indie’s ornate window, releasing future live mayhem-maker, I See Your Ghost on Fri 9 October 2020 on Island Records. Knees high, volume up and smiles-wide, butter-wouldn’t-melt becomes a smoking sizzle as the magic gang of barely 20-somethings plug in, get loud and go wild.
Skittering in on the seat of its pants, the rocket-propelled track took flight in just one, smash-and-grab day of recording the moment the UK’s summer lockdown restrictions allowed the band to reassemble. Packing heavy bass, hectic verses, choral breaks and wiry speed solos into just two-and-a-half minutes, The Lathums’ make a mischievous, late running bomb dive into British music’s deep end with 2020’s time almost up.
Enigmatic frontman and songwriter, Alex Moore, whose lyrics deal with the enduring presence of the physically departed, says: “There’s something inside me, maybe like everyone, that ticks to the beats of reggae, ska, grime or hip-hop. A natural, human swing you hear in the music that, even without the tune, still exists. It’s how your heart ticks. ‘I See Your Ghost’ is that feeling for me.”
The single follows the announcement that the community-minded band will cut just one, 7” copy of their cover of Northern Soul classic, The Snake, with owning the one-off record being the only chance of ever hearing it. Ticket holders in an online raffle to grab the vinyl have already raised over £3,000 to support the fan-led fund to save Wigan Athletic.  
Beached by COVID 19 just weeks after their beg-for-a-ticket, debut headline UK tour in February, the band, including Scott Concepcion, a Rickenbacker-toting multi-instrumentalist, Johnny Cunliffe on bass and Ryan Durrans behind the drums, set their sights firmly on a new start in 2021.  Now including a run of gigs in Scotland and Ireland to add to SOLD OUT dream dates at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Electric Ballroom, all confirmed headline shows for their Spring Tour 2021 are as follows:
  • Thu 22 Apr        Hull, Social – SOLD OUT
  • Fri 23 Apr          Manchester, O2 Ritz – SOLD OUT
  • Sat 24 Apr         Stoke, Sugarmill – SOLD OUT
  • Thu 29 Apr        Glasgow, Garage – SOLD OUT
  • Fri 30 April        Sheffield, University Foundry – SOLD OUT
  • Sat 1 May          Newcastle, Riverside – SOLD OUT
  • Sun 2 May         Liverpool, Sound City
  • Tue 4 May         Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – SOLD OUT
  • Wed 5 May       Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 – SOLD OUT
  • Fri 7 May           Leicester, O2 Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
  • Sat 8 May          Leeds, Beckett Students Union – SOLD OUT
  • Sun 9 May         Cardiff, Globe – SOLD OUT
  • Tue 11 May       Oxford, O2 Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
  • Wed 12 May     London, Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT
  • Tue 1 June         Edinburgh, Liquid Room – SOLD OUT
  • Thu 3 June        Dunfermline, PJ Molly’s – SOLD OUT
  • Fri 4 June           Dundee, Fat Sam’s
  • Sat 5 June          Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
  • Tue 8 June         Belfast, Limelight 2
  • Thu 10 June      Dublin, The Academy
  • Fri 11 June        Galway, The Róisín Dubh
  • Sat 12 June       Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse
The Lathums have also confirmed a run of rescheduled support dates in 2021, travelling around the UK and Europe with Blossoms and are proud to be invited guests on Paul Weller’s rearranged tour.
The emergence of the melodic indie band from Wigan with heart-quickening live intensity, near-spiritual positive energy and literary influences (Essential listening: Fight On – influenced by imagined tales of love in the ranks of the French Resistance) has thrilled The Lathums’ growing, all-ages fanbase covering all corners of the UK.  
In an 18-month journey from playing in pubs to entering the UK Album Chart with their debut, physical release, The Memories We Make, in July 2020, the breathless pace at which their popularity has escalated is now being captured in upbeat recording sessions for their debut album at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool with producers, James Skelly and Chris Taylor.  
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