[Cover photo credit to Luke Hallett]
UK-based Post-Punk band LIFE have unveiled new track “Friends Without Names” and its accompanying video, a first glimpse from their third album due next year. The song was recorded in the “dead of night” with producer Luke Smith in a Chapel below Hull.
The band comments:
“‘Friends Without Names’ is the anchor and blueprint for our next record. In a remote part of Eastern England, close to the river Humber, we performed this track as if we were in trance; vibrating in a constant musical crescendo. Our aim was to push ourselves and harness differing time zones while giving in to the moments of beauty, horror, love and chaos depicted by the song’s lyrics.”
When the pandemic hit the world in March 2020, LIFE were still in the midst of promoting their second album, A Picture Of Good Health (Sept 2019). They had just completed an arena support tour with Kaiser Chiefs in the UK, a main stage appearance at Rockaway Beach, and flown to New York for New Colossus Festival ahead of a packed SXSW and a US tour with IDLES. They returned home on the last plane back from New York on the 17th March.
LIFE then performed a series of live stream shows from their studio in Hull, the Moon Factory, and published a community driven art and prose book that encouraged global collaboration during the pandemic. They also used the time to write their next record, which saw the band reunite with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Everything Everything, Depeche Mode) and mixer Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Yak, Weezer).
LIFE’s rescheduled UK tour from April 2020 is now taking place in November & December 2021 and has been transformed into the start of a brand new album campaign, giving fans the first chance to hear the new album’s songs ahead of the release in Summer 2022.
LIFE Tour Dates:
11/30/2021 – Bodega, Nottingham*
12/1/2021 – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham*
12/2/2021 – Waterfront, Norwich*
12/3/2021 – Esquires, Bedford*
12/5/2021 – The Cavern, Exeter*
12/6/2021 – Exchange, Bristol*
12/7/2021 – Lafayette, London*
12/8/2021 – Joiners, Southampton*
12/9/2021 – The Green Door Store, Brighton*
12/11/2021 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge**
12/12/2021 – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield**
12/13/2021 – Cluny 2, Newcastle**
12/14/2021 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
2/15/2021 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
12/17/2021 – The Welly, Hull**
12/18/2021 – YES, Manchester**
Tour support from Nuha Ruby Ra* and Treeboy & Arc**