VIDEO & TOUR NEWS: LIFE share video for ‘Burn Hour’, UK tour dates September-November 2019


Following the announcement of their highly anticipated second album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’, a recent A-listing on BBC 6 Music for ‘Hollow Thing’ and a blistering BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session for Jack Saunders, Hull outfit LIFE have now shared a new video for their latest single ‘Bum Hour’.

Fiercely independent as ever the band directed and produced the video themselves with the help of local filmmaker Josh Moore – who also worked with the band on their previous two videos for ‘Moral Fibre’ and ‘Hollow Thing’.

Speaking about the new single frontman Mez Green said the following: “Bum Hour is the isolation when you shut your door. Bum Hour is about not being at ease on your own. Bum Hour is ‘that’ pattern and routine broken. It’s the need to live again in that moment as you watch the bars buzz from your lone-parent window. Your only comfort, your saviour, your little boy in his bedroom. You find yourself scrolling through your phone an act of self-harm and torture. Your mates are out – you lie down and sleep.”

‘Bum Hour’ is the third single to be taken from LIFE’s new album. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the band home in on a bigger and more focused sound whilst also channelling the lyrical content inwards. Whereas the band’s debut album ‘Popular Music’ was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material.

Going on to speak about the album Mez says “A Picture of Good Health is not a collage of work but rather a snapshot of time; our time and the time of those around us. It’s political, but in a personal way. It’s a body of work that explores and examines the band’s inner-selves through a precise period; a period that has brought pain, loneliness, blood, guts, single parenthood, depression and the need for survival and love. It is the sense and need for belonging that is the resounding end note!”

Alongside the new video the band have also announced the supports for the UK arm of their forthcoming EU/UK/IRE headline tour dates. The band will be supported Faux Pas, Night Flowers, Italia90, Fiende Fatale and local rising Hull band New Meds across various dates – see full details below…

The band recently embarked on a sold out two-week European tour as main support for IDLES as well as playing one of three sold-out London shows at the Electric Ballroom and have played packed out sets at various festivals throughout the year including: Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Pukkelpop, Best Kept Secret, Rock For People, Pahoda, Latitude and more. They will play the following dates:

Fri 20, September – Warren Records, Hull
Mon 23, September – Rough Trade, Bristol
Tue 24, September – Rough Trade, Nottingham
Thurs 26, September – Rough Trade East, London
Thurs 24, October – Phase One, Liverpool (*)
Sat 26, October – Bootleg Social, Blackpool (*)
Sun 27, October – YES, Manchester (*)
Mon 28, October – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds (*)
Tues 29, October – Fulford Arms, York (*)
Wed 30, October – King Tuts, Glasgow (#)
Fri 1, November – Tunnels, Aberdeen (#)
Sat 2, November – Think Tank, Newcastle (^)
Mon 4, November – Sugarmill, Stoke (^)
Tues 5, November – Cookie, Leicester (^)
Wed 6, November – Moth Club, London (w/ Italia90)
Thurs 7, November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (#)
Fri 8, November – West End Centre, Aldershot (^)
Sun 10, November – Anvil, Bournemouth (^)
Mon 11, November – Green Door Store, Brighton (^)
Tues 12, November – Joiners, Southampton (^)
Wed 13, November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells (^)
Thurs 14, November – Horn, St Albans (w/ Fiende Fatale)
Fri 15, November – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

w/ support from:
* = Faux Pas
^ = Night Flowers
# = New Meds

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‘A Picture Of Good Health’ is due out 20th September 2019 via band’s own label ‘Afghan Moon’ and also sees them partner for the first time with [PIAS]. Pre-order the album

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