Wigan four-piece The Lathums return with their latest EP; showcasing style, youthful charm and clever lyricism.
Penned throughout the long months of lockdown, Ghosts gives audiences another insight into the huge potential this band have within the British indie scene.
Album opener and lead single ‘I See Your Ghost’ is a fun, quirky track that demonstrates the raw ability of the group, but also shows a side to the band that has yet to be seen. While the usual traits of a Lathums’ song are present – catchy melody, strong lead guitar and clever lyrics – it is lead singer Alex Moore’s vocals that shine through. His fast and complicated verses, somewhat reminiscent of a Favourite Worst Nightmare Alex Turner, accentuate his vocal range and rare penchant for songwriting
Turner’s influence shines through again on Foolish Parley, a song clearly reminiscent of The Last Shadow Puppets, with an aesthetic template of 60s cinema and pop culture. The prominent sounds of Johnny Cunliffe’s bass keeps the track intriguing and he is supported well by impressive production from James Skelly.
EP highlight, All My Life, is a raw and honest track and is supposedly the first song Moore wrote for the band. Another impressive and powerful vocal performance is backed by simple, yet effective musicianship.
One thing which always radiates through on Lathums tracks is the creativity of lead guitarist Scott Concepcion. The technical ability he shows in adapting and supporting the strong melodies the band are well known for, but then being able to steal the show with infectious guitar solos, displaying maturity and intelligence beyond his years .
This EP is another teaser into the bright future that is destined for The Lathums. After cultivating a strong following online, they are starting to captivate British indie fans, and if the Wigan lads can keep developing their creative style; whilst retaining their impressive melodies and strong musicianship, they are certainly the next one’s to watch and could potentially be the future of British guitar music.
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