LIFE share new single ‘Duck Egg Blue’

LIFE press photo
Photo credit: Luke Hallett

Ahead of the imminent release of their highly anticipated third album – ‘North East Coastal Town’ – LIFE return with Duck Egg Blue, the fourth song to be unveiled from the record ahead of the release on 19 August.

More introspective than any of the band’s material to-date, Duck Egg Blue shows a different side to the band as vocalist Mez Green’s boisterous and sardonic vocal style is swapped for tender, ruminative lyrics that glide across a meditative rhythm section, which ebbs and flows with subtle electronic elements around a gentle guitar loop.

Speaking on the new release Mez says: “‘Duck Egg Blue’ is a realist’s love song. The journey of trying to navigate through each other’s feelings and emotions, the strains of close quarters trapped in a tiny flat, the minutiae of everyday life. The overarching sentiment is that no matter what happens, after all that is said and done, we love each other, and we are there for each other.”

The single is also accompanied by a new video which sees different colours of paint swirling and merging with each other. The visual is taken from bassist Lydia Palmeria and her girlfriend painting their bedroom. Speaking on it the band says, “The video for Duck Egg Blue is mix of paint and sentiment, of love and frustration, and the process of turning house into home.” Watch the video for Duck Egg Blue via YouTube below.

Duck Egg Blue forms part of the backbone of LIFE’s new album ‘North East Coastal Town’. Much like Friends Without Names (BBC Radio 6 Music A-listed single), Duck Egg Blue was recorded in a round at The Chapel and was built using a canvas of intimate and delicate sounds that reflect its lyrical subject matter. LIFE recorded the song just after midnight, with very few takes, to give it that authentic cracked sound.

Duck Egg Blue follows current single The Drug which has just been promoted from to the A-list at BBC Radio 6 Music. This was preceded by singles Big Moon Lake & Friends Without Names which were also playlisted at BBC Radio 6 Music as well as various European radio stations.

The band will be performing a run of in-store dates the week of release followed by a local celebration in Hull on Sat 3 September at The Social. Recent summer festival dates have seen the band play the likes of BST Hyde Park supporting Pearl Jam, Long Division Festival, Colours of Ostrava (CZ), and more. The band will soon play Sea Power’s Krankenhaus festival in the Lakes, and Mad Cool Sunset Festival in Madrid. UK & EU album tours will follow in the Autumn – full listings below.

Live dates:
Tickets for all shows:

26th – 29th August – Krankenhaus Festival, Muncaster Castle, UK
8th Sep – Big Festival, Andalucia
10th Sep – Mad Cool Sunset, Madrid

Album release in-stores:

19th Aug – Record Junkee, Sheffield (7pm)
22nd Aug – The Vinyl Whistle, Headingley (1pm) / Jumbo, Leeds (3.30pm) / Crash, Leeds (6pm)
23rd Aug – Rough Trade Bristol
24th Aug – Parade Vibes, Watford (1pm) / Rough Trade East, London (7pm)
25th Aug – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (1pm) / Resident, Brighton (6pm)

UK Tour:

3rd Sept – Album launch party at The Social, Hull
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

‘North East Coastal Town’ track list

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

‘North East Coastal Town’ will be released on 19 August, 2022 via the Liquid Label – Pre-order here

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