Wordy and worldy indie four-piece, The Lathums, land somewhere between Bowie’s famous stroll across East Sussex sands in Ashes To Ashes, the heart-stopping catatonia of Joaquin Phoenix‘s Joker and the monochrome menace of A Clockwork Orange in the absorbingly surreal, widescreen promo for their track, Foolish Parley. Cut to a distinctly conceptual, arthouse feel in deep black and white and interspersed with live footage from beneath the baroque splendour of Blackpool Tower, the Wigan band reveal their theatrical poise with brooding, poker-faced performances in full, rain-smudged make-up.

The growling, tremelo-warped Foolish Parley originally appeared on The Lathums’ Ghost EP in October, an essential cut from the band’s 2020 soundtrack, a year that saw them honoured with a place on the BBC Sound Of 2021 longlist, appearing on Later… With Jools Holland and enjoying a week-long BBC Radio One residency on the BBC Introducing Playlist. The new, James Slater-directed video finds the barely twenty-somethings nudged into noir and embracing the surreal, losing all sense of time and reality along the rugged, sea-lashed, British shoreline.

Inspired by traditional customs out at sea, in which warring factions would set down arms to negotiate, Foolish Parley‘s lyrics open a door once more into the old soul of bookish front man and lyricist, Alex Moore. Of the track, he says: “Being honest, this just came to me out of nowhere, I can’t pinpoint from exactly where or why. Like a lot of songs, it was something that flowed freely, working first time and, sometimes, it takes no more thinking about than that.”

After looking ahead to an exciting 2020, where they would play their biggest shows to date in Manchester and London, pick up arena tour dates with Blossoms and accept the invitation from Paul Weller to open his UK-wide run of shows, The Lathums nimbly swerved the wreckage of the Coronavirus pandemic to remain stubbornly on the rise. They made their first impression on the UK Album Charts, settling at Number 14 for their vinyl-only EP compilation, The Memories We Make and took top spot in the UK Vinyl Chart later in the year for their Island Records debut, All My Life.

Formed of Moore (vocals/guitars), Scott Concepcion (lead guitars/vocals), Johnny Cunliffe (bass) and Ryan Durrans (drums/vocals) – The Lathums look forward to a brighter 2021 filled with already SOLD OUT, landmark shows including dates at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Electric Ballroom, celebratory festival appearances, including Sound City and Neighbourhood Weekender, and their first, ever European dates. All currently confirmed UK and Ireland dates for The Lathums are:

  • 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
  • Sun 30 May          Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender
  • 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’ story began just two years ago with the band making swift graduation from Greater Manchester pubs to festival stages including Kendal Calling and Neighbourhood Weekender. The breathless pace at which their popularity has escalated has been captured in upbeat recording sessions for their debut album at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool with producers, James Skelly and Chris Taylor.

For future release news and updates about sought-after tickets for The Lathums’ live shows, connect with the band online at:

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