Nearly 10 years ago LIFE was formed from the ashes of post-punk outfit The Neat, and judging by their newest album North East Coastal Town, they are not only going strong but are also getting better and better.
The album is devoted to their hometown of Hull and is presented as a homage to the city and its folk. Musically it shows the four-piece at their best and most interesting, as here they experiment with many ideas.
“Friends Without Names” is a cold-blooded, anthemic post-punk stomper (and one of the best songs of the year), “Big Moon Lake” & “The Drug” showcase the group at their most playful, nervy and catchy, and “Duck Egg Blue” is a completely different beast — an introspective, tender and deep ballad. And all the described is not even a half of the record, there is no fillers here and every track deserves close attention.
Starting next month, LIFE will begin the huge UK & European tour, which will last till the end of October. There are two dates in Italy, in Milan on October 22 (at Arci Bellezza) and in Bologna on October 23 (at Freakout Club). Find more information about the tickets here.
Listen to the LP below and purchase it here.