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The Lathums knock Drake off top spot in UK album charts

The Lathums’ debut album, How Beautiful Life Can Be, has gone straight in at number one on the UK album charts, replacing Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.

The Lathums I'll Get By video shoot. Picture: © Press
The Lathums I'll Get By video shoot. Picture: © Press

The high-flying indie band from Wigan, who recently featured in the Cambridge Independent, will be performing at the Cambridge Junction next Monday (October 4) - an event which is sure to draw a crowd. Celebrating their chart-topping debut, The Lathums’ frontman Alex Moore told OfficialCharts.com: “We’re four friends from Wigan who just love making music and are at number one with our debut album, it’ll take a while for this one to sink in.

“It proves what’s possible for young, British artists with a pure-at-heart ambition to reach people with songs like ours, making friends every step along the way and finding that dreams can come true. How Beautiful Life Can Be is about seeing the good in things, holding on and coming through difficult times with a smile at the end. Today our smiles couldn’t be any wider. Thank you.”

The Lathums. Picture: Ewan Ogden
The Lathums. Picture: Ewan Ogden

Ahead of the album’s release on September 24, the band’s guitarist Scott Concepcion told us that he and his bandmates - singer/guitarist Alex Moore, bass player Johnny Cunliffe and drummer Ryan Durrans - were “very excited” at the prospect of putting out the record, a culmination of all their hard work and dedication which was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool.

The Lathums live in February 2020. Picture: Sam Crowston
The Lathums live in February 2020. Picture: Sam Crowston

The Lathums, who have been favourably compared to the likes of The Housemartins and The Smiths, have now amassed quite a following and after listening to such nigh-on perfect tunes as How Beautiful Life Can Be, I’ll Get By, All My Life and Oh My Love, it’s very easy to see why.

Catch the boys at the Junction’s J1 - before they start filling out arenas - on Monday (October 4). Tickets are £18 in advance. For more information, visit junction.co.uk. For more on The Lathums, go to thelathums.com.

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