Granada Introducing...The Lathums

Alex and Scott from The Lathums telling Elaine Willcox about making music in lockdown Credit: ITV Granada

In the latest in our Granada Introducing Series showcasing the region's best new music meet The Lathums.

The band from Wigan, who have all just turned 20 and were put together while studying at a new college called, 'The Music Projects' in Pemberton.

It was a course they all absolutely loved and within a year of leaving the college, they were signed by the famous Island Records Label, which championed U2, Queen, Bob Dylan, the late Amy Winehouse and many more.

They band have a growing fan base with the help of social media and radio play but many people still get their name wrong, they prefer the Wigan pronunciation.

Alex and Scott having a proper belly laugh chatting to Elaine Willcox about life in lockdown Credit: ITV Granada

The Lathums had sold out their hometown gig in just 60 seconds and were about to embark on their first headline tour across the country.

They were also due to support Stockport band Blossoms on their UK Arena tour and go on tour with Paul Weller too.

They have recorded a special lockdown performance of their latest single, 'Fight On', which is a love story set in wartime France.

Their first song 'The Great Escape' has been downloaded more than a million times and caught the attention of Tim Burgess from The Charlatans.