Decked out in all black everything, Hull-based band LIFE is a frenzied punch to the face of post-punk.
Heralded by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, banking multiple airtime from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on Radio 1. Needless to say that LIFE have been giving us life since their single GoGoGo back in 2015.
Their new single, In Your Hands, is a blistering and politically shrewd, gritty track that we can’t get enough of.
LIFE are Mez (vox), Loz (bass), Mick (guitar), and Stew (drums). In their about section on Facebook, the band had this to say…
“Totally off my face, I listen to popular music,” Mez gleams, a cutting reflection on populist culture that’s whisked up by the band and launched forward with hundred-mile-an-hour pace and a thousand-yard stare. They comment on youth culture and the lure of consumerism with aplomb and embody their DIY ethos and image totally and naturally. LIFE are an unhinged depiction of modern punk. Keep your ears peeled as they amp up the mania and buckle up for LIFE’s thrill-ride as 2016 is only gonna get faster. If that doesn’t capture your attention then I’m not sure what will.
Speaking to Line of Best Fit, Mez had this to say about their new debut album Popular Music…. “Popular Music sounds like panic and anxiety,” Mez Sanders-Green says of the record. “It’s the sound of shitting it about whatever happens next week, about what you can weigh through on the self-checkout to get your beans cheaper. It’s an LP made up of the psyche of everyone who can see they’re getting fucked and there’s a lot of people getting fucked right now.”
I can’t think of a more perfect description then this anthemic soundtrack for life at this point in time. We can’t wait for this anticipated debut, we’ll be listening on repeat for sure.