ALBUM REVIEW: The Lathums – How Beautiful Life Can Be | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 24.09.21






North West England has frequently produced many great guitar-led indie bands over the years, though not that many come from Wigan. What sets The Lathums apart from many of their contemporaries, based upon their debut album release, is the variety of the style of each track.

There are the positive anthems like Great Escape, ballads such as I’ll Never Forget The Time I Spent and the big sing-alongs including Oh My Love. Plus, there’s room for the quirky and pleasant I’ll Get By, with its tones of Father Ted’s My Lovely Horse.

The four-piece have created an intricate collection of confident and optimistic feel-good songs which remind me of the excellent Housemartins’ debut back in the day.


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