LIFE – In Your Hands (Popular Music)
Latest single from Hull four-piece LIFE takes on the current political climate. Ioan Humphreys reviews.
LIFE are a four piece band based in Hull. Their last recording was January’s Euromillions, which was provocatively released on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration and joyously took aim and swiping hard at the so called ‘alt right’.
For this their latest release In Your Hands they have lost none of the anger or disappointment of the past few months in politics and have channelled it into this 2.07 of balls to the wall aggression. The track starts with a shouty drum accompanied intro that leads nicely into nice noisy spasmodic guitar.
The insistent angry vocals and the all encompassing chorus of “it’s all in your hands!” vocals creates a brilliant mid third breakdown and brings the proceedings to a gentle, yet angry final flourish.
It’s over before you know it, but I think LIFE are exactly what we need at the moment. Frustration, anger, worry all interpreted into noisy and aggressive music that makes the meek prick their ears up and the powerful shit their pants.
LIFE headline tour and festival dates:
- 01/04 THE WELLY CLUB – HULL
- 02/04 KING TUTS – GLASGOW
- 03/04 GULLIVERS – MANCHESTER
- 05/04 THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE – BIRMINGHAM
- 06/04 THE CAMDEN ASSEMBLY – LONDON
- 07/04 THE CROFTERS RIGHTS – BRISTOL
- 08/04 CAFE INDIEPENDENT – SCUNTHORPE
- 28/04 HIT THE NORTH – NEWCASTLE
- 29/04 LIVE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL – LEEDS
- 30/04 HAND MADE FESTIVAL – LEICESTER
- 18/05 THE GREAT ESCAPE – BRIGHTON