LIFE share new video for ‘Hollow Thing’

LIFE press photo
Credit: Matt Mollson

Following the announcement of their second album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’, Hull outfit LIFE has now shared a new video for their latest single Hollow Thing. Check out the video clip via YouTube below.

The video was directed by LIFE and Josh Moore (who also filmed and edited the video). Speaking about the new video frontman Mez Green said:

“This video is the soul laid bare. Fading memories projected onto aging skin but held forever in the photos of the past. Time melts like butter on a fat cats tongue, filling the mouth with guilty pleasure. It lasts for mere seconds before turning into painful emptiness. Dissolving like spoilt acid in the dark corners of an evil morning.

Sane dogs bark at mad doors
Mad men eat on cold floors
That shallow sound, the pointless hum
That hollow thing. Endless. Numb.”

Hollow Thing is the second single lifted from LIFE’s new album. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the band home in on a bigger and more focused sound whilst also channelling the lyrical content inwards. Whereas the band’s debut album ‘Popular Music’ was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material.

Going on to speak about the album Mez says “’A Picture of Good Health’ is not a collage of work but rather a snapshot of time; our time and the time of those around us. It’s political but in a personal way. It’s a body of work that explores and examines the band’s inner-selves through a precise period; a period that has brought pain, loneliness, blood, guts, single parenthood, depression and the need for survival and love. It is the sense and need for belonging that is the resounding end note!”

LIFE A Picture Of Good Health cover artwork

‘A Picture Of Good Health’ tracklisting

1. Good Health
2. Moral Fibre
3. Bum Hour
4. Hollow Thing
5. Excites Me
6. Never Love Again
7. Half Pint Fatherhood
8. Grown Up
9. Niceties
10. Thoughts
11. It’s A Con
12. Don’t Give Up Yet
13. New Rose in Love

‘A Picture Of Good Health’ is due out 20th September 2019 via band’s own label Afghan Moon and also sees them partner for the first time with [PIAS]. Pre-order the album here

Alongside the new video, the band have also announced a series of EU/UK headline tour dates. The band recently embarked on a sold-out two-week European tour as main support for IDLES as well as playing one of three sold-out London shows at the Electric Ballroom and have played packed out sets at various festivals throughout the year including Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Handmade Festival and more. They’ll play the following dates:

Fri 26, July – Les Nuits Secrets, Lyon FR
Sat 17, August –Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt BE
Sun 1, September – Wilkestock Festival, Frogmore Hill UK
Sun 29, September – MTC, Cologne DE
Mon 30, September – Molotow, Hamburg DE
Sat 5, October – Musik & Frieden, Berlin DE
Sun 6, October – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw PL
Mon 7, October – Famu, Prague CZ 
Tues 8, October – Kranhallen, Munich DE
Thurs 10, October – Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich CH
Sat 12, October – Freakout, Bologna IT 
Tues 15, October – Costello Club, Madrid ES
Wed 16, October – Sidecar, Barcelona ES
Thurs 17, October – L’Espace, Paris FR 
Sun 20, October – Cinetol, Amsterdam
Mon 21, October – Kavka, Antwerp BE
Thurs 24, October – Phase One, Liverpool UK
Sat 26, October – Bootleg Social, Blackpool UK
Sun 27, October – YES, Manchester UK
Mon 28, October – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds UK
Tues 29, October – Fulford Arms, York UK
Wed 30, October – King Tuts, Glasgow UK
Fri 1, November – Tunnels, Aberdeen UK
Sat 2, November – Think Tank, Newcastle UK
Mon 4, November – Sugarmill,  Stoke UK
Tues 5, November – Cookie, Leicester UK
Wed 6, November – Moth Club, London UK
Thurs 7, November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Fri 8, November – West End Centre, Aldershot UK
Sun 10, November – Anvil, Bournemouth, UK
Mon 11, November – Green Door Store, Brighton UK 
Tues 12, November – Joiners, Southampton UK
Wed 13, November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells UK
Thurs 14, November – Horn, St Albans UK
Fri 15, November – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes UK

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