The Lathums play intimate Liverpool set ahead of Mountford Hall gig
3 weeks ago
The Lathums played an intimate set for fans in Liverpool, debuting songs from their new album and playing a couple of favourites.
The set, at Phase One, Jacaranda Records, was a unique chance to see the Wigan four piece perform a short but perfectly formed acoustic gig.
The lads are back in town tomorrow night for a sold out show at Mountford Hall for a capacity 2000 crowd.
But on Saturday afternoon there were closer to 200 people crowded into Phase One to see them perform, and meet the band afterwards.
The event was part of the launch for their second album, From Nothing to a Little Bit More.
Following on from the success of their debut, How Beautiful Life Can Be, fans of their whimsical love songs won’t be disappointed.
The Lathums have drawn comparisons to 80s bands like The Smiths and The Housemartins since they emerged in 2019 after meeting at college. But the personality and very personal lyrics of frontman Alex Moore, together with their catchy tunes, have ensured they will enjoy a success all of their own.
Their progress was temporarily halted by covid but they have emerged from lockdown as one of the best guitar bands on the scene, and have Liverpool influences all over their music, recording early tracks at Parr Street studios with production from the Coral’s James Skelly.
Even a recent change of bass player doesn’t seem to have disrupted their progress up the charts and into the bigger venues. Last year they were opening for The Killers, with Brandon Flowers even joining them on stage at one point.
On Saturday afternoon they treated fans to acoustic versions of new songs I Know Part 1, Sad Face Baby and latest single Struggle, as well as All My Life and singalong favourite Just How Beautiful Life Can Be, from their debut.
And if the performance and crowd reaction are anything to go by, you’re in for a treat if you’ve got tickets for tomorrow night’s gig.
Expect these songs and more, like Radio X’s record of the year for 2022 Say My Name, and the live favourite I See Your Ghost.