A Great Way To Start The Busy Year They Have Scheduled!
Drawing influence from 80’s Indie, The Lathums have delivered some breezy goodness
It’s common place these days for bands to take influence from the likes of The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and other giants of the indie genre, and it’s no surprise that The Lathums have stuck to this formula with their latest single, “How Beautiful Life Can Be”. It’s definitely not a bad thing to be inspired by the likes of Alex Turner and Johnny Marr, but what’s key, is putting your own spin on it, and that’s exactly what The Lathums have done. The new track is a refreshing taste of what this band can achieve.
For me though, it’s not just all about the bright and jangly guitar tones. The lyrics, and the form they take is to me, very reminiscent of the likes of Lily Allen and Paolo Nutini. The way it’s sang, the way the vocals flow over the top and stick out is an instant throwback to the early 2000’s indie scene.
Alongside the release of the standard track, the band are also releasing a specially recorded version which they filmed in one take. This will be a “Live From Parr Street” version of the track, and a huge reminder of what the band are capable of on the live stage.
The track, as I’m sure many others will have been, was written during last year’s lockdown, in frontman Alex Moore’s back garden. Speaking about the track, Moore says ““Our saddest and loneliest moments can lead to our happiest and most content, because we have felt what it is to be down there looking up. It feels like now is the time to appreciate all of the things, big and small, that we’ve missed the most.”
Ahead of them, The Lathums have a huge tour planned. This will include debut appearances at the likes of TRNSMT Festival, and Tramlines Festival, alongside gigs of their own, some of which are rescheduled dates.
The tour schedule is as follows;
. Sat 24 Jul Sheffield, Tramlines
· Fri 30 Jul Pikehall, Y Not Festival
· Sat 28 Aug Portsmouth, Victorious Festival
· Sun 5 Sep Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender
· Fri 10 Sep Glasgow, TRNSMT 2021
· Sun 26 Sep Manchester, Castlefield Bowl – w/Snow Patrol
· Wed 29 Sep Newcastle, O2 Academy*
· Thu 30 Sep Birmingham, O2 Institute*
· Sat 2 Oct Nottingham, Rock City*
· Sat 3 Oct Liverpool, Sound City
· Mon 4 Oct Cambridge, Junction
· Tue 5 Oct Brighton, Concorde
· Thu 7 Oct London, O2 Forum Kentish Town*
· Fri 8 Oct Southampton, The 1865
· Sat 9 Oct Bristol, SWX
· Mon 11 Oct Sheffield, O2 Academy*
· Tue 12 Oct Leeds, O2 Academy*
· Thu 14 Oct Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom*
· Sat 16 Oct Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse* SOLD OUT
· Fri 12 Nov Hull, Social – SOLD OUT^
· Sun 14 Nov Leicester, O2 Academy 2 – SOLD OUT^
· Mon 15 Nov Stoke, Sugarmill – SOLD OUT^
· Tue 16 Nov Cardiff, Globe SOLD OUT^
· Wed 17 Nov Oxford O2 Academy 2 – SOLD OUT^
· Fri 3 Dec Dunfermline, PJ Molloys – SOLD OUT^
· Sat 4 Dec Dundee, Fat Sam’s^
· Mon 6 Dec Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree – SOLD OUT^
· Tue 7 Dec Edinburgh, The Liquid Room – SOLD OUT^
*Upgraded and Rescheduled Dates
The band are still scheduled to support Blossoms on their rearranged tour, and have agreed to support Paul Weller on his UK run of shows later in the year.
Tickets for the gigs, more information on the band, and to check out their music, head over to their website!