The Lathums performing their From Nothing To A Little Bit More Tour at Rock City Nottingham on Thursday 16th March 2023.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Having started out as a wedding band plying their trade in hotel function rooms, The Lathums are now making quite a name for themselves. The quartet from Wigan have gone from strength to strength securing prime festival slots and have been on tour with the likes of Kasabian and The Killers last year.

But this year is definitely all about them as they delivered a fourteen song set list to a sold out Rock City crowd on Thursday night, showing that there is absolutely no doubt that these lads are the future of the British indie scene.

As front man Alex Moore, guitarist Scott Concepcion, drummer Ryan Durrans and new recruit, bassist Matty Murphy walked on to the stage adorned with potted palm plants and a couple of glitter balls, they paused to acknowledge the sea of beaming faces as roars of expectation echoed around the venue.

Touring to promote their second studio album, From Nothing To A Little Bit More, they opened with the explosive 2022 single, Say My Name. The vocal talent of front man Moore was on full display as they performed I See Your Ghost from their 2021 debut album, How Beautiful Life Can Be, hitting incredibly high notes with ease.

Fight On was mind bogglingly good as it ignited a mass of nodding heads, tapping feet and outstretched arms. Another new song, Lucky Bean was an instant hit with the fans as was oldie All My Life.

The Great Escape raised the excitement of the crowd which was followed by the slow acoustic All My Life performed with a disco ball lighting up the venue. Closing the main set with Sad Face Baby they were back with their latest single release, Struggle, a brilliant guitar driven melodic indie rock song, before Artificial Screens rounded of the night.

On Thursday night’s showing The Lathums have undoubtedly perfected the formula for creating all out bangers and it is impossible not to believe that there will be bigger moments to come for them.