‘The charm of this track is found in its simple, infectious optimism, jangling guitars, and sweet lyrical storytelling about finding mutual love and support in someone‘.
Up and coming Wigan indie stars, The Lathums, have released a new joyous single “I’ll Get By”.
The Lathums have built a loyal fan base, especially in the North West, with interest around the Northern foursome spiking in recent weeks when a horde of people made their way to Wigan market to watch an exclusive performance, buy merchandise and pre-order exclusive versions of the band’s upcoming debut LP.
The band themselves were overwhelmed by the rush of support, taking to social media to express their gratitude. Many more people are also interested in catching to band live. They played to just 300 people on their headline tour in early 2020, whilst their upcoming 2021 tour has seen them selling-out the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester where they will play to 3500 people!
So what’s all the fuss about? The latest offering from The Lathums follows a stream of single releases over the past year which have given listeners an insight into their charming and cheerful sound, similar to the joyful indie feel of The Kooks and Little Comets. The charm of “I’ll Get By” is found in it’s simple, infectious optimism. The track is a mix of jangling guitars and sweet lyrics about finding mutual love and support in someone.
Simply put, The Lathums are popular currently because both their music and the boys themselves come across as genuinely down to earth, likeable and friendly. Their music aims to remind listeners of the joys of life with the band stating on their Instagram (@thelathums) recently “We’re just 4 mates that love what we do and want to make the world that we live in a better place one song at a time”. They are unapologetically Northern, proud of their Wigan roots and supportive of their local community, raising £4000 for the financially unstable Wigan Athletic football team in 2020.
This band definitely have a bright future, with the impending release of their first album which they state is a “culmination of who we are as human beings, thoughts and happiness and deepest fears”. Yet, it is live that their joyful tunes will truly come into their own. With a string of festival appearances and live dates in the near future, their fan base, accumulated during Lockdown, is likely to continue to grow as they leap from playing Wigan pubs to huge crowds.
The Lathums’ debut album ‘How Beautiful Life Can Be’ is out on the 24th of September and they will be playing a special intimate set of the track list in its entirety at Gorilla in Manchester on the 27th of September.
Words: Leila McGrorty