Up-and-coming UK indie quartet The Lathums kick off the new year with a surreal, widescreen promo for their new single, “Foolish Parley.”
The new visual seems equally inspired by Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker as it is by Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, as the band runs around on the beach in rain-smudged make-up. The clip is intercut with footage of the band performing at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom after they played a livestream show at the venue this past November.
Describing the track, frontman Alex Moore told NME: “Being honest, this just came to me out of nowhere, I can’t pinpoint from exactly where or why. Like a lot of songs, it was something that flowed freely, working first time and, sometimes, it takes no more thinking about than that.”
“Foolish Parley” comes off their latest EP Ghosts, released this past fall, which also features the ska-rigged single “I See Your Ghost.”
The Island signees are already making waves in their native UK, landing on the coveted BBC Sound Of 2021 list, and NME’s 100 list of emerging artists of 2021.
“Keen to avoid coasting in the indie lane, their latest EP pulls inspiration from all over the musical map. Closer ‘Foolish Parley’, for instance, contains a Tarantino-worthy riff and combines Specials-esque verses with a chorus that’s a sure-fire festival smash,” writes NME.
In an 18-month journey from playing in pubs to entering the UK Album Chart with their debut, physical release, The Memories We Make, in July 2020, the breathless pace at which their popularity has escalated is now being captured in upbeat recording sessions for their debut album at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool with producers, James Skelly and Chris Taylor.
The Lathums have also confirmed a run of rescheduled supporting dates in 2021, traveling around the UK and Europe with Blossoms, and are proud to be invited guests on Paul Weller’s rearranged tour.
Listen to the Ghosts EP here and scroll down for all confirmed headline shows for their spring tour 2021.
The Lathums 2021 Tour Dates
• Thu 22 Apr Hull, Social – SOLD OUT
• Fri 23 Apr Manchester, O2 Ritz – SOLD OUT
• Sat 24 Apr Stoke, Sugarmill – SOLD OUT
• Thu 29 Apr Glasgow, Garage – SOLD OUT
• Fri 30 April Sheffield, University Foundry – SOLD OUT
• Sat 1 May Newcastle, Riverside – SOLD OUT
• Sun 2 May Liverpool, Sound City
• Tue 4 May Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – SOLD OUT
• Wed 5 May Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 – SOLD OUT
• Fri 7 May Leicester, O2 Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
• Sat 8 May Leeds, Beckett Students Union – SOLD OUT
• Sun 9 May Cardiff, Globe – SOLD OUT
• Tue 11 May Oxford, O2 Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
• Wed 12 May London, Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT
• Tue 1 June Edinburgh, Liquid Room – SOLD OUT
• Thu 3 June Dunfermline, PJ Molly’s – SOLD OUT
• Fri 4 June Dundee, Fat Sam’s
• Sat 5 June Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
• Tue 8 June Belfast, Limelight 2
• Thu 10 June Dublin, The Academy
• Fri 11 June Galway, The Róisín Dubh
• Sat 12 June Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse