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"Every song LIFE put their name to has electricity coursing through it’s veins’’ CLASH
LIFE are at the crest of the current wave of UK guitar music alongside scene champions such as Idles, Shame and Fonatines D.C. and channel bands such as Gang of Four, The Fall, Blur and Parquet Courts. Their anti-establishment outlook and witty, off-centre social commentary underscores everything they do. The band hail from Hull in England's north east. Energetic frontman Mez jumps and dances around the stage with a death glare like Jarvis Cocker making love to Frank Sidebottom and the Sultans of Ping.
LIFE released their second album - A Picture Of Good Health - in September 2019 in partnership with PIAS and recorded with Luke Smith (Foals, Everything Everything, Depeche Mode) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Yak, Weezer). It was awarded one of BBC 6 Music’s Album Of The Year and it was BBC Radio 1’s Album Of The Weekend on release.
“This record is indispensable”
– DIY (4.5/5)
“A stand-out record”
– The Line Of Best Fit (8.5/10)
“Tightly wound guitars and lyrical zingers combine for maximum '80s Peel session effect”
– MOJO (4/5)
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