Wigan indie favourites The Lathums have released their first new music since hitting the album charts top spot in March, asking cynics to rediscover hope on air-punching single “Thoughts Of A Child” ahead of hitting the road across Europe supporting Louis Tomlinson.
The single, which explores the innocence of a hope-filled child trapped somewhere in grown-ups’ cynical soul, is their latest single and first new music since claiming their second Official UK Charts Number One album back in March. Savouring every second of another year of success that has served to swell the growing Lathums family, the four-piece’s rousing reminder to submit to wide-eyed wonder arrives as they absorb Europe’s major cities once more, this time on a 26-date arena tour with Louis Tomlinson.
“Thoughts Of A Child” is now firmly placed in the band’s live set as they tour from Helsinki to a late-October finish in Zürich, finishing off a year that has also seen them play to 10,000 people at their own headline Castlefield Arena show and steal hearts at Glastonbury with a blistering coming-of-age appearance on The Other Stage.
Speaking about the song, vocalist Alex Moore says: “We’ve all been told before that we, for some reason, aren’t good enough. We don’t look a certain way or our interests are futile and unachievable. Then, one day, something or someone just turns your world the right way up. A partner, friend, a community. Maybe a new job, or is it the sun choosing to shine on you? An angel sent to your underserving hands that just makes everything feel right again with the happiness and purity we feel when we are children. For some reason we lose it along the way. But together we can find it again.”
Despite no imminent UK dates planned following a year of significant milestones at home, including celebratory indoor dates at London’s Roundhouse and Manchester’s Albert Hall, the band will be playing the following dates across Europe this Autumn.
10/01 – Bilbao Arena Miribilla, Bilbao
10/03 – Altice Arena, Lisbon
10/05 – Wizink Centre, Madrid
10/06 – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
10/08 – Pala Alpitour, Turin
10/09 – Unipol Arena, Bologna
10/11 – Rockhall, Esch-Sur-Alzette
10/12 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
10/14 – Accor Arena, Paris, France
10/15 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
10/17 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
10/19 – O2 Arena, Prague
10/20 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin
10/22 – Olympic Stadium, Munich
10/23 – Hallen Stadium, Zürich
12/02 – Paradiso, Amsterdam*
All dates with Louis Tomlinson except * The Lathums headline show
For all live listings and ticket information visit their Official Website.