LIFE announce a new album ‘North East Coastal Town’ – more great pop/noise inspired by their home city HullDetermined to prove that all the best music exists outside the suffocating belts of hipness and big-city cool LIFE are making a great pop/noise from their home city of Hull.

Far from the madding crowd, they are using their local isolation and inspiration to create great dramatic indie guitar rushes. For their new album, they have used their home town as an inspiration in a series of missives that most of us can relate to. As ever their songs are anthemic but with a claustrophobic quirk, a deep intelligence and a keen documentary eye.

 

LIFE are a band anchored by the city of Hull – it’s geography, history and community has always inspired their creativity and with this new record they pay homage to their beloved city and it’s folk.
When discussing the concept of “North East Coastal Town”, vocalist Mez Green said:

“Hull and the surrounding area runs through our DNA and has shaped us, weathered us, empowered us, embraced us and made us feel accepted.

North East Coastal Town is our love letter to the city. The album is an ode to kinship and relationship with its musical and lyrical spine picking out themes of love, desire, beauty, horror, chaos, pride and most importantly the sense of belonging.

It’s a reflective body of work dedicated to people and place and those that have always been there and made us feel like we belong.

Upon writing and recording this album it was important to us that this sense of belonging was also reflected in the album’s craft and therefore we used locally based studios, equipment, gear, and the community around us to establish what it means to belong in a North East Coastal Town.”

“North East Coastal Town” will be released on 10 June 2022 via the Liquid Label – Pre-order HERE

Live dates:
Tickets for all shows: https://www.lifeband.co.uk/

22nd Apr – Le 22, Bourges, France
13th May – Young Thugs Festival, York

Album release in-stores:

10th June – 1pm The Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield (1pm) / Record Junkee, Sheffield (7pm)
12th June – Rough Trade Bristol
13th June – Rough Trade East, London
14th June – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (1pm) / Resident, Brighton (6pm)
15th June – Parade Vibes, Watford (1pm) / Rough Trade Nottingham (6pm)
16th June – The Vinyl Whistle, Headingley (1pm) / Jumbo, Leeds (3.30pm) / Crash, Leeds (6pm)

Festivals – more to be announced:

3rd June – Vestrock Festival, Netherlands
11th June – Long Division Festival, Wakefield
13th July – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
8th Sep – Big Festival, Andalucia
9th Sep – La Baskonia Festival, Malaga

UK Tour:
3rd Oct – The Cluny, Newcastle
4th Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
5th Oct – Mash House, Edinburgh
6th Oct – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
7th Oct – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
8th Oct – Bodega, Nottingham
10th Oct – The Fleece, Bristol
11th Oct – Patterns, Brighton
12th Oct – Scala, London
14th Oct – Joiners, Southampton

EU Tour:
27th Sept – Confort Modern, Poitiers
28th Sept – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
29th Sept – Astrolabe, Orleans
30th Sept – Point Ephemere, Paris

17th Oct – Blueshell, Cologne
18th Oct – Molotow Club, Hamburg
20th Oct – Café V Lese, Prague
21st Oct – Rocking Chair, Switzerland
22nd Oct – Arci Bellezza, Milan
23rd Oct – Freakout, Bologna
25th Oct – Hole 44, Berlin
26th Oct – Merelyn, Nigmegen
27th Oct – Rotown, Rotterdam
28th Oct – ACU, Utrecht
29th Oct – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam

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