IT MUST’VE been pretty full-on cathartic and emotional to have been at the UK Government’s Covid-relaxation test gig in the green surrounds of Liverpool’s Sefton Park on the first Sunday in May. Real, actual, open-air live music.
And on that bill was Wigan’s absolute cutest, The Lathums, who got to play a ten-song set to feed the minds of the five thousand in attendance.
Sharing the stage with Blossoms and Zuzu, the event was restricted to fans from the Liverpool area and conducted under strict testing criteria; figures state that only 11 people across the whole weekend’s test events tested positive for the ‘rona. A proper glimmer of light.
And now Island has released the entire set, which features readymade anthems such as “I See Your Ghost” and “Oh My Love” – you can find it, playlist it, embrace it, right now over at Spotify.
The band’s frontman, Alex Moore, says: “It’s only now, knowing that everybody could enjoy themselves and it remain safe, that the picture is complete and we’re so grateful to have been there.
“The atmosphere at Sefton Park before the show was a real buzz and then our time on stage went so quickly.
“The feeling afterwards will never leave me, just overjoyed to have played our songs to that many people and for that many people to respond so generously. It was a privilege for all of us.”
Fancy a little taste? We’ve got an embed of the Sefton Park take on “Fight On” for you below. Go delight.
And there’s plenty more opportunities to catch the band in the remaining half of the year, with a clutch of festival appearances preluding a 21-date tour. The full upcoming schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 9th, Glasgow, TRNSMT 2021;
Friday, July 23rd, Steventon, Truck Festival;
Saturday, July 24th, Sheffield, Tramlines;
Friday, July 30th, Pikehall, Y Not Festival;
Saturday, July 31st, Kendal, Kendal Calling;
Saturday, August 28th, Portsmouth, Victorious Festival;
Sunday, September 5th, Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender;
Sunday, September 26th, Manchester, Castlefield Bowl (with Snow Patrol);
Wednesday, September 29th, Newcastle, O2 Academy;
Thursday, September 30th, Birmingham, O2 Institute;
Saturday, October 2nd, Nottingham, Rock City;
Sunday, October 3rd, Liverpool, Sound City;
Monday, October 4th, Cambridge, Junction;
Tuesday, October 5th, Brighton, Concorde;
Thursday, October 7th, London, O2 Forum Kentish Town;
Friday, October 8th, Southampton, The 1865;
Saturday, October 9th, Bristol, SWX;
Monday, October 11th, Sheffield, O2 Academy;
Tuesday, October 12th, Leeds, O2 Academy;
Thursday, October 14th, Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom;
Saturday, October 16th, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse, SOLD OUT;
Friday, November 12th, Hull, Social, SOLD OUT;
Sunday, November 14th, Leicester, O2 Academy 2, SOLD OUT;
Monday, November 15th, Stoke, Sugarmill, SOLD OUT;
Tuesday, November 16th, Cardiff, Globe SOLD OUT;
Wednesday, November 17th, Oxford, O2 Academy 2, SOLD OUT;
Friday, December 3rd, Dunfermline, PJ Molloys, SOLD OUT;
Saturday, December 4th, Dundee, Fat Sam’s;
Monday, December 6th, Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree, SOLD OUT, and
Tuesday, December 7th, Edinburgh, The Liquid Room, SOLD OUT.
Tickets for rescheduled dates remain valid; tickets for all venues are on sale now at Gigs and Tours, Ticketmaster and at The Lathums’ own website.
In addition to their own headline tour, The Lathums are also looking forward to rescheduled support dates in the UK and Europe with Blossoms and domestic engagements with Paul Weller.