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Following the release of excellent recent single “Moral Fibre”, Hull based outfit LIFE have now announced details of their much anticipated second album “A Picture Of Good Health”. Alongside this announcement the band have also shared a new single taken from the record called Hollow Thing.

Whereas the band’s excellent debut album Popular Music was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with some beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material. Hollow Thing has the band homing in on a bigger and more focused sound whilst also channelling the lyrical content inwards.

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Hollow Thing is about tackling isolation and fixing yourself. It’s about letting go of something in your life, something that’s passed.

‘’Wait for the past to fade, wait for that hollow thing…’’ Hollow Thing is about moving on and overcoming hurt, taking the hits but getting through it.

‘’Wade through a sea of beige, choke on great clods of dirt…’Hollow Thing is embracing your worth.

‘’I look much better than you, I love much deeper too.’’Hollow Thing is littered with lyrics that reference something ending and then something beginning again. It’s a twisted pick me up!

‘Hollow Thing’ is the second 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 .

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!”

New album out on 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019 via Afghan Moon.

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Channelling the defiantly DIY spirit of their hometown HullLife are back following the release of their rampaging debut album ‘Popular Music’ with the first taste of their second as-yet-untitled LP; ‘Moral Fibre’. Once again exhibiting their supreme skill for condensing a hell of a lot of pissed off polemics into an accelerated rush of guitar riffs and Beat Poet lyrics, ‘Moral Fibre’ is a take-down of those looking to adopt phoney poor aesthetic to try and steal some authenticity.

Singer Mez Green explains; ‘Moral Fibre’ is a stinging and frenzied shut up and step aside – a tongue in cheek reflection on the music industry, that beige scene, those that pimp poverty from Mummy’s detached house, those that trade in fair-trade cocaine and those that preach behind their keyboard. I’m taking the piss, but I’m deadly serious!”

The newly released video sees the politically astute post punks’ team up with local artist Anna Bean. Known for her dark and twisted surreal edge, Bean has given a real visual punch to the songs sardonic message; “We chose to reflect on when we lived and dined as the ants that took the sugar mountain from an empire built on Teletubbie colours and 70s shit-disco. Once again re-uniting with our friend behind the lens Josh Moore we present to you a piss-take of a piss-take that’s a little bit tongue and hella-lot of cheek and a ton of pissant. Shot in Hull and shot for fun let Moral Fibre get in in your bones.

Having just completed a tour of mainland Europe with their good mates IDLES, Life look forward to a massive year leading up to the release of their second full length which includes headline Firebug as part of the massive all-day festival Handmade which hits Leicester on Sunday 5th of May. They also appear at The Great Escape Festival down in Brighton that runs from Thursday 9th until Saturday 11th of May.

FRONTEERS – ” Idol “

Posted: February 22, 2016 in MUSIC
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The indie rock band FRONTEERS released their third single Idol at the end of January .

The band from Hull is currently unsigned however are doing fine with the help of BBC Introducing Humberside and are currently performing across the north of the UK with gigs in Glasgow, Sheffield and hometown Hull lined up for March. Fronteers’ strengths have always been their ability to ape the finer points of pre-bluster Britpop – the tones and vibrancy of The La’s, the fresh-faced wonder of Supergrass, and new track ‘Idol’ is no different.

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FRONTEERS – ” Idol “

Posted: January 29, 2016 in MUSIC
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Fronteers have announced the release of their new single ‘Idol’. The hottest thing in Hull are back with a brand new single.
Fronteers’ strengths have always been their ability to ape the finer points of pre-bluster Britpop – the tones and vibrancy of The La’s, the fresh-faced wonder of Supergrass, and new track ‘Idol’ is no different.

The band are playing a bunch of dates next month, including a gig at Dingwalls in London, supporting fellow indie kids Pretty Vicious as part of the NME Awards 2016 shows with Austin, Texas.
Produced by Cam Blackwood, the single will be released via King Tut’s Recordings.

Speaking of the new single release, vocalist Andy Towse said: “It’s about when you’ve been over thinking something; sending yourself mad. It’s that voice inside your head telling you to stop but you’re just not hearing it.”

Due for release on March 11th, the single has already received airplay from 6Music and Radio 1.

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