HOW BEAUTIFUL LIFE CAN BE – DEBUT ALBUM
The Lathums – have announced that they are set to release their debut album “How Beautiful Life Can Be” on Friday 24th September via Island Records .
Pre-orders including exclusive merchandise bundles are available here now
It was only in the summer 2019 that the band’s fuse was lit when Tim Burgess, offered them a late slot at Kendal Calling where, inside 24 hours, social media chatter caused their audience to spill into the field beyond their tent. A year later they achieved their first UK Album Chart Top 20 for vinyl-only EP compilation, The Memories We Make, recorded their debut appearance for Later… With Jools Holland and joined the BBC Sound Poll 2021 list of tipped acts and all in the midst of a global pandemic.
Fans were given the chance to meet The Lathums and pre-order an exclusive ‘first edition’ pressing of How Beautiful Life Can Be at the Lathums Emporium, Wigan Market, last weekend on Sat 31 July.
Whilst the outside world increasingly closes-in on The Lathums close-knit bubble of offbeat humour, free-flowing jangle-indie and lyrics of unrestrained optimism, The Lathums opted to keep their launch proudly local by setting up what they called Lathums Emporium at the Wigan Market.
Nestled amongst the pet food, fruit and veg and handy DIY supplies, Britain’s most hotly tipped new guitar band celebrated their latest landmark with a chance for fans to pre-order a limited ‘first edition’ pressing of How Beautiful Life Can Be. and grab exclusive merchandise, autographs and selfies at the band’s very own, traditional indoor market stall.
How Beautiful Life Can Be, was recorded at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool. In the company of producers, James Skelly and Chris Taylor
The album is jam packed with Lathums hits including a brand new version of The Great Escape, which was previously self-released by the young band. The track listening for the new album is confirmed as follows;
1. Circles Of Faith
2. I’ll Get By
3. Fight On
4. How Beautiful Life Can Be
5. The Great Escape
6. I Won’t Lie
7. I See Your Ghost
8. Oh My Love
9. I’ll Never Forget The Time I Spent With You
10. I Know That Much
11. Artificial Screens
12. The Redemption Of Sonic Beauty
There will be an exclusive pressing of the new album on zoetrope vinyl by Blood Records which will be limited to 1000 copies which will all be signed and numbered. They go on sale tonight and 6pm and will be on a first come first serve basis – so be quick!!
The release of How Beautiful Life Can Be coincides with The Lathums’ delayed tour supporting Blossoms, shortly before the band sets off on their own, rescheduled and upgraded, 22-date UK Tour including a SOLD OUT ‘homecoming’ gig at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse.
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Words by SALLY NEWMAN