The Lathums Debut video for “Fight On”

The Lathums have shared a video for Fight On (Live from Victoria Warehouse, Manchester). The band has also announced New North American dates
The Lathums photo by Ewen Ogden

The Lathums will be making their first trip stateside for a set of tour dates that kick off on March 6 in Chicago. The routing includes shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles as well as a stop in Austin for SXSW. Along with the news, the UK band have shared a video for Fight On (Live from Victoria Warehouse, Manchester). In summer 2019 their fuse was lit by Tim Burgess offering them a late slot at Kendal Calling where, inside 24 hours, social media chatter caused their audience to spill into the field beyond their tent.

The Lathums include, Alex Moore (singer/songwriter, guitar), Scott Concepcion (guitar), Johnny Cunliffe (bass), and Ryan Durrans (drums), met in the former industrial town of Wigan (The Verve), nestled on the north western border of Greater Manchester. Since forming in 2018 they have gone from slogging their gear into the north of England’s pubs and small venues to causing stampedes for tickets to ride the communal, euphoric wave of their live shows. It is the band’s ability sing the words everyone else feels that made their fans cling on and neither they or The Lathums want to let go.

Last year the band entered the Parr Street Studios, Liverpool with producers, James Skelly and Chris Taylor. The end result is the vibrant and magical How LIfe Can Be. From start to finish, Moore’s lyrical gift and Concepcion’s wide brush strokes of choral guitars and intricate breaks on trebly high strings certainly evoke Walkman-era indie heroes, from The Smiths to Orange Juice and The Housemartins to Aztec Camera – bands that, save for Morrissey and Marr, The Lathums had never heard of when they started their journey.

The Lathums
How Beautiful Life Can Be
tracklist

Circles Of Faith
I’ll Get By
Fight On
How Beautiful Life Can Be
The Great Escape
I Won’t Lie
I See Your Ghost
Oh My Love
I’ll Never Forget The Time I Spent With You
I Know That Much
Artificial Screens
The Redemption Of Sonic Beauty

The Lathums
2022 North American tour dates

March 3 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
March 8 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
March 10 – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
March 11 – Zone 1- Brooklyn NY
March 13 – Songbyrd – Washington, DC
March 16 – SXSW / The British Music Embassy showcase @ Cedars St. Courtyard – Austin, TX
March 20 – The Moroccan Lounge (early show) – Los Angeles, CA
March 21 – Brick + Mortar – San Francisco, CA