Alex Moore, lead singer and songwriter, said: “What we know about football can be written on the back of a postage stamp, but we’ve learned that it means community, shared history, family and hope. The band and I are blown away that over £4,000 can now go towards ensuring fans can believe in a future for the club and the Community Trust gets a little extra help.”
Wigan Athletic’s Head of Community, Tom Flower, said: “We would like to place on record our appreciation to The Lathums for the support their initiative will provide Wigan Athletic Community Trust as we continue to provide vital help to people who need it most in Wigan during these challenging times.”
Originally released in 1968, The Snake became a classic on the dancefloor of Wigan’s legendary Northern Soul club, Wigan Casino and was chosen by the band as being synonymous with their hometown. Northern Soul is reputed for it’s keen, international community of collectors, with rare 7” records changing hands for hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds. Each member has the track ringing in their ears as it was omnipresent at weddings, christenings and birthday parties for as long as they can remember. In Wigan, where there’s cake, there’s The Snake.
The Lathums released their latest single, I See Your Ghost, drawn from the four-track Ghosts EP, in October to a wild response, igniting a busy month which also saw them make their debut appearance on the BBC’s long-standing, flagship music programme, Later… With Jools Holland and return to the stage for the memorable live stream, Live From Blackpool Tower.
Formed in early 2019 of Moore, Scott Concepcion (lead guitar/vocals), Ryan Durrans (drums/vocals) and Jonny Cunliffe (bass), the band’s rare alchemy of wicked wordsmithery and pulse-quickening, sing-along indie connected almost immediately with a fanbase hungry for new heroes. Barely dimmed by the vast challenges presented by a turbulent 2020, The Lathums shine their light into a hope-filled 2021 with a run of completely sold out live dates waiting for them, including landmark shows at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Electric Ballroom.
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