Monday 5 August 2019

Crying Out

My knowledge of Wigan is patchy, sparse even; the Northern Soul scene in the mid-seventies (Wigan Casino, Wigan Pier), rugby league and, er, that's it really.
However, I've just stumbled upon a bunch of young lads from there calling themselves the Lathums. Jangly guitars and Smiths influences abound, but that's not a bad thing, right? 

Lets put it this way, I'm going to blag a copy of their album and see if I can't pull in one of their gigs - they look like they're gaining a bit of traction, so it'd be nice to see them in an intimate venue before they get too big for their boots.

The Lathums - Crying Out (2019)


  1. An amazing amount of buzz around this band, John. It makes no sense since they are from the other side of the world, but to these ears the vocals sound like Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend.

    1. Like you say, makes no sense at all. I like the sound they make, that's all I know. I'll check yer man Ezra out, thanks.