Photo by Sam Crowston
Hailing from the UK, The Lathums typically play jangle pop, but on their latest single they stray from that sound into ska. "I See Your Ghost" [insert hacky music journalist joke about ghosts and October here] has the upbeat tempo and guitar riffs of ska, minus the horn section. However, The Lathums haven't dropped their typical sound completely. "I See Your Ghost" is ska through the lens of indie rock and Brit pop, and I have no idea how this sound didn't happen twenty years ago.
Frontman and singer Alex Moore says of the new single: “There’s something inside me, maybe like everyone, that ticks to the beats of reggae, ska, grime or hip-hop. A natural, human swing you hear in the music that, even without the tune, still exists. It’s how your heart ticks. ‘I See Your Ghost’ is that feeling for me.”
You can watch the video for "I See Your Ghost" below. The single is out now via Island Records. For more on The Lathums, check out the band's website.