LIVE: The Lathums – Albert Hall, Manchester, 11/03/2023 1
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LIVE: The Lathums – Albert Hall, Manchester, 11/03/2023

The Lathums took the UK by storm when they released their debut album How Beautiful Life Can Be in 2021 and they’ve gone from strength to strength since. Having just scored their second consecutive number one album with From Nothing to a Little Bit More, the Wigan lads played a triumphant set at Manchester’s Albert Hall on Saturday night and it was certainly one to remember.

Kicking off proceedings with the anthemic ‘Say My Name’, the band went from strength to strength as they tore through their set. Orchestrating multiple mass sing-a-longs with their set of glistening indie tunes – including ‘Little Bird’, the ska-spitting ‘I See Your Ghost’ and ‘Sad Face Baby’, the four piece certainly impressed.

Not only did they impress, but they also surprised by changing things up mid-set to deliver a beautiful rendition of the poignant ‘All My Life’ – complete with the stunning lights from two disco balls onstage – and the perfectly understated, ‘Turmoil’.

Evidently grateful and blown away by the support from and volume of people present, frontman Alex Moore continually thanked the crowd throughout. Though it wasn’t just gratitude that was pouring from the stage and it was flooded with rapport between the band and crowd, with the cheerful frontman teasing fans with “a new track” before diving into crowd favourite ‘The Great Escape’ and jesting that they were going for the record for the longest UK number one album chant.

The band’s set came to a spectacular end with ‘Struggle’ and ‘Artificial Screens’ – whilst the former showcased the band’s talent for writing relatable tunes, the latter highlighted the band’s tight and versatile rhythm section that was responsible for driving the evening.

With a rapidly growing following and two number ones albums under their belt, The Lathums are living the dream and we can see much bigger venues in their future.

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