Take a ticket to the world of The Lathums, a place of tall tales and wild rides mapped out by new, four-track EP: GHOSTS

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Take a ticket to the world of The Lathums, a place of tall tales and wild rides mapped out by new, four-track EP: GHOSTS
The Lathums – Ghost EP
Feat. 1) I See Your Ghost 2) Corporation Street 3) All My Life 4) Foolish Parley
OUT NOW on Island Records
Pirates, cobblestones and ghosts swirl in unlikely harmony around the heads of indie heroes, The Lathums as they release their four-track, Ghosts EP, featuring acclaimed singles, I See Your Ghost and All My Life – OUT NOW on Island Records. A window opens once more into the mind of bookworm frontman, Alex Moore, with four-tracks that dive soul deep, swerve towards the surreal and pull wheelies of exuberant joy to leave deep tracks in the dirt of 2020 heading towards a bright 2021.

The EP concludes a hectic month for the band, following their return to live performance last week, streaming a special, one-off gig, Live From Blackpool Tower and performing I See Your Ghost for a national TV audience on Later… With Jools Holland.

Picking up lows to become highs, the story of July single, All My Life, the inspirational first song written by Moore as a sensitive and world-weary teen, echoes that of previously unreleased EP track, Corporation Street. Complete with Smiths-esque yodelling and a lilting, beachside ska-lite sound, the lyrics walk the happy/sad line walked by great writers who can point out the first ray of sunshine on the darkest of days. The Lathums’ wry, poetic positivity is a light that can’t be put out.

Moore says: “I was in a beautiful town in Lancashire, leaving a family celebration and I glanced to one side on the way home and, just at that moment, the sunlight hit the top of this incredibly steep, narrow, cobbled street and beamed down off it. It stayed with me. It happened on Corporation Street.”

In times of strife it’s good to talk and Foolish Parley, the EP’s closer, draws on archaic customs of the high-seas and the calling of a traditional truce for negotiations between warring factions to take place. Cast across burbling rhythms with shards of reverb-laced guitar, the warm, analogue accents of 60’s beat classics echo around rapid fire vocal lines that paint evocative pictures of familiar discord.

Looking ahead to a hopeful New Year, The Lathums – formed of Moore (vocals/guitars), Scott Concepcion (lead guitars), Johnny Cunliffe (bass) and Ryan Durrans (drums) – look into a 2021 filled with sold out, landmark shows including dates at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Electric Ballroom, plus celebratory festival appearances, including Sound City and Neighbourhood Weekender. All 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 band has also confirmed a run of rescheduled support dates in 2021, travelling around the UK and Europe with Blossoms and are proud to be invited guests on Paul Weller’s rearranged tour.

Earlier this year, The Lathums announced their plans to cut just one, 7” copy of their cover of Northern Soul classic, The Snake. With no digital release or radio airplay planned, just one, winning ticket holder in an online raffle to support fan-led fund for the survival of Wigan Athletic will ever own the recording. To date, the fundraising effort has secured almost £4000.

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 is now being 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:


All Images: Sam Crowston


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