Hull punks LIFE have announced details of their highly anticipated third album North East Coastal Town, out June 10th, 2022 via the Liquid Label. The band has also unveiled new single “Big Moon Lake”, a hook-heavy, observational banger full of LIFE’s trademark swagger, along with its accompanying video.
Discussing the concept of North East Coastal Town, vocalist Mez Green commented, “Hull and the surrounding area runs through our DNA and has shaped us, weathered us, empowered us, embraced us and made us feel accepted.
North East Coastal Town is our love letter to the city. The album is an ode to kinship and relationship with its musical and lyrical spine picking out themes of love, desire, beauty, horror, chaos, pride and most importantly the sense of belonging.
It’s a reflective body of work dedicated to people and place and those that have always been there and made us feel like we belong.
Upon writing and recording this album it was important to us that this sense of belonging was also reflected in the album’s craft and therefore we used locally based studios, equipment, gear, and the community around us to establish what it means to belong in a North East Coastal Town.”
LIFE’s highly charged new single “Big Moon Lake” is out now and follows-up recent single, and first offering from the new album, “Friends Without Names”, which was released in November 2022 and amassed popular support across BBC6 Music resulting in an A-List addition.
“Big Moon Lake” is accompanied by a video that is set around the band’s studio on the river Humber. Directed by friend Luke Hallett the video pays homage to 1980’s Top of The Pop’s and in particular references the output of fellow cult Hull band The Red Guitars.
The band comment: “We wanted Big Moon Lake to acknowledge the lyrical social commentary that was littered throughout our first two records whilst expanding the experimental and personal sound that you will hear throughout the new record.
The track is playful and teases everyday themes of missing out, numbness, drinking, smoking and eating badly and generally wanting more for yourself in life. Its resolve being that in hindsight everything is in front of you, it’s on your doorstep and in this case that’s the wondrous county of Yorkshire.”
3/4/2022 – The Welly, Hull
3/5/2022 – Yes, Manchester
4/22/2022 – Le 22, Bourges, France
5/13/2022– Young Thugs Festival, York
5/22/2022 – Coventry Library, UK
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6/10/2022 – Banquet Kingston
6/12/2022 – Rough Trade Bristol
6/13/2022 – Truck, Oxford
6/13/2022 – Rough Trade East, London
6/14/2022 – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea
6/14/2022 – Resident, Brighton
6/15/2022 – Rough Trade Nottingham
6/16/2022 – Crash, Leeds
6/16/2022 – Jumbo, Leeds
6/3/2022 – Vestrock Festival, Netherlands
6/11/2022 – Long Division Festival, Wakefield
7/13/2022 – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
9/8/2022 – Big Festival, Andalucia
9/9/2022 – La Baskonia Festival, Malaga
10/3/2022– The Cluny, Newcastle
10/4/2022 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10/5/2022– Mash House, Edinburgh
10/7/2022 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
10/8/2022 – Bodega, Nottingham
10/10/2022 – The Fleece, Nottingham
10/11/2022 – Patterns, Brighton
10/12/2022 – Scala, London
10/14/2022 – Joiners, Southampton
9/27/2022 – Confort Modern, Poitiers
9/28/2022 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
9/29/2022 – Astrolabe, Orleans
9/30/2022 – Point Ephemere, Paris
10/17/2022 – Blueshell, Cologne
10/18/2022 – Molotow Club, Hamburg
10/20/2022 – Café V Lese, Prague
10/22/2022– Arci Bellezza, Milan
10/23/2022 – Freakout, Bologna
10/25/2022 – Hole 44, Berlin
10/26/2022 – Merelyn, Nigmegen
10/27/2022 – Rotown, Rotterdam
10/28/2022 – ACU, Utrecht
10/29/2022 – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam