Up-and-coming British indie quartet The Lathums scored their UK No.1 debut album with their debut album How beautiful life can be.
Wigan’s outfit topped the official UK albums chart, taking first place from No.1 last week. Drake’s Certified Lover.
Lathum frontman Alex Moore told OfficialCharts.com: “We are four friends from Wigan who love to make music and are # 1 with our debut album. What is possible for young British artists with pure ambition to reach people with songs like ours, make friends every step of the way and find that dreams can come true.
“How Beautiful Life Can Be is about seeing the good in things, hanging on and going through tough times with a smile at the end. Today our smiles couldn’t be bigger. Thank you.”
The band released their debut album last week (September 24) via Island Records. It was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and was produced by James Skelly and Chris Taylor of The Coral.
The record contains songs like “Oh My Love”, which were inspired by Moore’s past experiences of “pain and uncertainty” and the title track, which aims to “appreciate all the things, big and small, that hold us back. most missed. ”in life.
The Lathums will hit the UK road for a rescheduled, expanded and improved visit this fall and winter, including performances at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester and the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London.
Earlier this year, the group was named to the BBC Sound’s long list of 2021, alongside Bree Runway, Greentea Peng and winner Pa Salieu. The Lathums were also on the NME list of 100 Emerging Stars to Watch in 2021.