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Review: The Lathums at Preston Blitz

Posted on - 23rd May, 2023 - 10:16am | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife, Opinion, Preston News, Reviews, What's On in Preston
The Lathums frontman Alex Moore getting up close and person with the sold out crowd
The Lathums frontman Alex Moore getting up close and person with the sold out crowd

On the back of their second number one album ‘From Nothing To A Little Bit More’, Indie Rock sweethearts The Lathums hit up Preston’s Blitz for an intimate show on their Record Store Tour.

The show sold out in under a week and was filled with die-hard fans who were queuing up even before doors opened on Monday 22 May.

The Wigan rock band opened with the title track from their debut album ‘How Beautiful Life Can Be’, which prompted right off the bat a sing a long that echoed throughout the room.

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This foreshadowed a theme that continued through the 15 track setlist with the crowd being completely hypnotised by the band for the entire duration of the set.

Things slowed down by the third song of the night with guitarist Scott Concepcion switching to keyboard for the beautiful ‘Turmoil’, a moment that really showed the powerful voice of frontman Alex Moore.

The Lathums at Blitz

Between each track the crowd didn’t let up with chants of ‘up The Lathums’ being hollered at any chance where there was silence during the set.

Around this point in the night, frontman Alex Moore seemed to be feeding off of the crowd’s energy with him interacting with the audience saying “Any of you lot roasting?

Considering the heat, we’ll play a bit of country” before unleashing into the ever so catchy ‘Knotted Bed Of Roses’.

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The heat was powering through the venue however it didn’t put the band nor the crowd off with The Lathums blasting through almost every song off their newest album and the crowd’s energy not faltering at all throughout the set.

A highlight of the set was the epic culmination on the chorus of ‘Say My Name’, which had the entire crowd screaming and by the end of the song, most of the audience were still chanting the melody.

The singalongs didn’t stop there with the riotous ‘Facets’ getting the best crowd reaction of the night up to that point.

Following fan favourite ‘I See Your Ghost’ the band went off stage and came back for the encore which included ‘Artificial Screens’, a great way to send the crowd home with smiles on their faces with its epic jam section at the end.

All in all, it was truly a night to remember seeing such an exciting band in such an intimate venue.

The Lathums continue their Record Store Tour culminating in a show at The Met in Bury later this month.

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