LIFE share new single "Almost Home" album "North East Coastal Town" out 10th June 2022

LIFE unveil new track from their forthcoming album “North East Coastal Town” + Announce exclusive album preview livestream at The Moon Factory for May 2022 Listen to “Almost Home” HERE New album “North East Coastal Town” out 10 June 2022 Currently on BBC 6 Music Playlist with “Big Moon Lake

Photo credit: Luke Hallett Stream here: https://theliquidlabel.ffm.to/life_almosthome

Following the recent announcement of their highly anticipated third album –‘North East Coastal Town’ – LIFE return today with an incisive, hook-heavy new track titled “Almost Home”, which sees the band continue to imbue their boisterous sound with idiosyncratic undertones and subtly intricate dynamics. “Almost Home” follows-up the band’s current single, “Big Moon Lake”, which was announced alongside the details of the new album and is currently playlisted at BBC 6 Music as well as various European radio stations. The band also shared an album track at the tail end of last year called “Friends Without Names” which also amassed popular support across BBC 6 Music resulting in an A-List addition. Speaking on the new single vocalist Mez Green says: “Almost Home barks, jolts, jerks and spits with the theme of pining to be home and thus chimes with North East Coastal Town's over-riding sense of belonging. 'Taste the difference...feel significant...hold a lifeline, you're almost home!'' Almost Home is a song that wrestles with ego and love, with love winning; ''Recipe, I ain't a cult recipe.” In addition to the new single, LIFE have also announced details of an exclusive livestream performance to take place at The Moon Factory on 18th May to preview the new album live. Speaking on the performance Mez goes on to say: “On 18th May we will play a live set of unheard new music from our studio in Hull. The Moon Factory, located off the banks of the river Humber, is where every note, lyric and sound were conceived when we began writing for our 3rd LP North East Coastal Town.” Sign-up to the band’s mailing list for more info and to get a free ticket for the livestream performance HERE Alongside the new album, LIFE recently announced a huge new run of UK and EU tour dates to come later in the year and today have added further dates alongside these in Manchester and Switzerland – full routing and ticket info below.

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

LIFE

“North East Coastal Town”


1. Friends Without Names

2. Big Moon Lake

3. Incomplete

4. Almost Home

5. Duck Egg Blue

6. Shipping Forecast

7. Poison

8. Self Portrait

9. The Drug

10. Our Love Is Growing

11. All You Are


Selected praise for LIFE:


"Every song LIFE put their name to has electricity coursing through it’s veins’’ CLASH


"This raging, unrelenting dose of sonic chaos is a thunderous reminder of why guitar music

is the worlds greatest creation" – Dork (4/5)


“this record is indispensable” – DIY (4.5/5)


“a wiry outpouring of internalised frustrations” – The Most Radicalist


“Thoroughly satisfying, a tremendously inspiring album.” - Louder than War


“A stand-out record” – The Line Of Best Fit (8.5/10)


“A beautiful piece of work that deserves our attention” – IDLES


“tightly wound guitars and lyrical zingers combine for maximum '80s Peel session effect” – MOJO (4/5)


"It's the album the Hull punks deserve" – Upset (4/5)


“One of the only saving graces of the omnishambles of a time we live in is the emergence of bands that have something to be genuinely angry about. Few bands better epitomise that than LIFE” – NARC (4.5/5)


“It’s a ripper, as the shrill synth-tone guitar that accents the high-end vocals somehow also serves as a stand-in down beat.”- Stereogum


“a dose of Brutalist post-punk that refuses to pull its punches.”– CLASH