Watch The Lathums play their Christmas song Krampus

25 December 2022, 18:00

The Lathums - Krampus | Radio X Session

See the Wigan lads perform a special live version of their festive tune, recorded onstage at the O2 Academy in Oxford last year. Merry Christmas!

2022 has been another big year for The Lathums.

The year saw the Wigan band - who released their excellent debut album How Beautiful Life Can Be in 2021 - play Reading and Leeds, Boardmasters, Benicassim in Spain and Neighbourhood Festival, plus they supported Kasabian at their shows in October and November.

They'll kick off an equally busy 2023 with two shows at Wigan Roller Rink on Saturday 21st January, followed by an intimate pub tour in February. It's all part of the lead up to the release of their second album, From Nothing To A Little Bit More, on 3rd March.

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Let's cast our minds back to last December, when we caught up with the lads and persuaded them to play their new Christmas song for us onstage at the very wonderful O2 Academy in Oxford.

Titled Krampus, the track was written one swelteringly hot day in 2021, but evokes nothing less than a sleigh ride through the wintry streets of Wigan.

The song also namechecks the mythical beast who scares any unwitting child that hasn't behaved themselves over the previous 12 months. Christmas with a dark side, if you like.

As frontman Alex Moore says, "After the year we’ve had we’ve got so much cause to celebrate, so this single is one last ‘thank you’ to everyone that’s supported us for the year.

So pour yourself a cup of mulled wine, pull on your Santa hat and get the party started with a very special live version of Krampus!

Many thanks to all at the O2 Academy Oxford!