LIFE have announced details of their highly anticipated third album ‘North East Coastal Town’. The band have also shared the next single to be lifted from it, Big Moon Lake. The track is a hook-heavy, observational banger full of LIFE’s trademark swagger. Check out the video clip for Big Moon Lake via YouTube 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.”
LIFE’s highly charged new single, “Big Moon Lake”, is out now and follows-up recent single, and first offering from the new album, Friends Without Names which was released in November 2022 and amassed popular support across BBC 6 Music resulting in an A-List addition.
“Big Moon Lake” is accompanied by a video that is set around the band’s studio on the river Humber. Directed by friend Luke Hallett the video pays homage to 1980’s Top of The Pop’s and in particular references the output of fellow cult Hull band The Red Guitars.
“We wanted Big Moon Lake to acknowledge the lyrical social commentary that was littered throughout our first two records whilst expanding the experimental and personal sound that you will hear throughout the new record.
The track is playful and teases everyday themes of missing out, numbness, drinking, smoking and eating badly and generally wanting more for yourself in life. Its resolve being that in hindsight everything is in front of you, it’s on your doorstep and in this case that’s the wondrous county of Yorkshire.”
‘North East Coastal Town’ track listing
1. Friends Without Names
2. Big Moon Lake
4. Almost Home
5. Duck Egg Blue
6. Shipping Forecast
8. Self Portrait
9. The Drug
10. Our Love Is Growing
11. All You Are
‘North East Coastal Town’ will be released on June 10th, 2022 via the Liquid Label – Pre-order
Along with the album announcement and single, LIFE also announced EU/UK tour dates.
4th Mar – The Welly, Hull
5th Mar – Yes, Manchester
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
3rd Oct – The Cluny, Newcastle
4th Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
5th Oct – Mash House, Edinburgh
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
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
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
Tickets for all shows: https://www.lifeband.co.uk/