Having lived their rollercoaster ride to the top of the charts and main stages inside just two years, The Lathums state their intentions to supercharge their continued rise with the release of Say My Name – OUT NOW. It’s the first incendiary single to be lifted from their upcoming second album: From Nothing To A Little Bit More, announced at the same time as their biggest UK Tour to date, including dates at Manchester’s Albert Hall and London’s iconic Roundhouse.
Simultaneously stating that the album, set for release on Fri 24 February 2023 on Island Records, will be ‘an act of rebellion having seen the rules of the game’ and encompass more of the ‘sad and strange’, the new single follows springtime’s infectious, soaring teaser, Sad Face Baby out into The Lathums’ brave new world. Promising a total of eleven songs, From Nothing To A Little Bit More follows the UK Official Album Charts No.1 success of the band’s 2021 debut, How Beautiful Life Can Be.
After showcasing Say My Name in front of fans during a busy summer, including blistering, coming-of-age performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals, any initial shyness, naivety or insecurity felt by The Lathums has dissipated in favour of an unapologetically expanded live sound. Say My Name is the first concrete indication that the same, fresh sense of possibility surrounding the band’s enhanced stage set-up has followed them into the studio.
Lyrically emotive, running river deep for the frontman, Alex Moore, yet audaciously stitched with stadium-sized guitars and brooding rhythms, the statement single found its voice with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club) in the album producer’s chair.
Reflecting on the track, Moore says: “’Say My Name’ is a more recent song and, like everything we seem to do, has profound personal meanings. It’s a conversation with someone who has gone, with them speaking to the person who is alive, saying the things that they want to hear.”
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Never more content than when on the road, The Lathums recently completed a short run of intimate dates across the UK and head out almost immediately with Kasabian, supporting them on their upcoming arena dates, opening at Manchester’s AO Arena tomorrow (Fri 28 October 2022). Having hit what may have felt like unbeatable highs with a landmark, sell-out shows at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse and Blackpool Empress Ballroom over the past year, The Lathums 10-date spring 2023 tour promises more memorable nights in their company.
The full run of confirmed UK dates for The Lathums’ Spring 2023 Tour are as follows:
Mon 6 Mar - Liverpool, Mountford Hall, Liverpool University
Tue 7 Mar - Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria Students Union
Thu 9 Mar – Sheffield, O2 Academy Sheffield
Fri 10 Mar – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat 11 Mar – Manchester, Albert Hall
Mon 13 Mar – Norwich, The Waterfront
Tue 14 Mar – Cardiff, Cardiff University, Great Hall
Thu 16 Mar – Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 17 Mar – Birmingham, O2 Institute Birmingham
Sat 18 Mar – London, Roundhouse
Tickets go on general sale on Thu 3 November 2022 at 9am with links and the opportunity to sign up for exclusive fan presales detailed only on The Lathums Official site at www.thelathums.com
Emerging barely out of their teens and finding themselves in the midst of tours selling out in just one day and a clamour for every note they pressed to vinyl, driven by the purity of their heart-on-sleeve song writing and the loyalty of an instatiable, still-expanding movement of fans, The Lathums remarkable experiences have gone right back into their music. As Moore, Scott Concepcion (guitars/piano) and Ryan Durrans (drums) stride into their emboldened early-twenties together, artistic support and kinship has come from some unlikely, ‘pinch me’ quarters, including The Killers, with whom Moore sang onstage at shows in Vienna and Amsterdam, plus Tim Burgess, Paul Weller, Arctic Monkeys and Louis Tomlinson.
The second album from The Lathums is set for release on a range of formats, including standard black vinyl, limited fan-only coloured variants and a double-vinyl package including six, exclusive acoustic tracks recorded at Abbey Road, plus CD, cassette and digital packages. With artwork by renowned, Wigan-born and raised designer of Oasis, Verve and Super Furry Animals iconic album covers, Brian Cannon of Microdot, the full track listing for From Nothing To A Little Bit More has been revealed as follows:
2. Say My Name
3. I Know
4. Lucky Bean
6. Rise and Fall
7. Sad Face Baby
9. Land and Sky
10. Crying Out