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LIFE Popular Music Vinyl LP 2017

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Cat no. AFG003LP


1. In Your Hands [Explicit]
2. Sugar God [Explicit]
3. Go Go Go
4. Rare Boots
5. Membership Man
6. Earthworm
7. Popular Music
8. Electricity
9. Beautifully Skint [Explicit]
10. Ba Ba Ba
11. Euromillions

Everyone is angry nowadays. The internet is awash with anger and people on the streets are angry. LIFE are no exception, they are the untapped anger of the British working class in 2017. Their last offering, Euromillions, was a piece-de-resistance, provocatively released on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration - taking aim and swiping hard at the so called 'alt right'. 'You have the right to bear arms if you've got the right coloured arms' bellowed lead singer Mez Sanders-Green over a cacophony of noise. LIFE are based in Hull, a classic underdog city made good by its new found status as 2017 UK City of Culture. But beneath the cultural progression and media attention there is still fear in the air. It's this fear that runs through the heart of the band's debut album, as explained by Mez: 'Popular Music sounds like panic and anxiety, it's the sound of shittting 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 fuckked and there's a lot of people getting fuccked right now.' The album was produced and mixed by Grammy award winner, Ian Dowling at The Fish Factory in London. It's a blistering, thunderous album that barely leaves room for breath. A quintessentially punk record in the spirit of Sham 69, new single In Your Hands (the LP opener) is indicative of the flavour to come. Anger, restlessness, tension. LIFE are Mez Sanders-Green, Mick Sanders, Loz Etheridge, Stewart Baxter. // Tour and festival dates: 16-18 March SXSW Austin, 1st April The Welly Club - Hull, 2nd King Tuts - Glasgow, 3rd Gullivers - Manchester, 5th The Sunflower Lounge - Birmingham, 6th The Camden Assembly - London, 7th The Crofters Rights - Bristol, 8th Cafe Indiependent - Scunthorpe, 28th Hit The North Newcastle, 29th Live At Leeds Festival - Leeds, 30th Hand Made Festival - Leicester, 18th May The Great Escape Brighton (with Slaves and Cabbage) // 2016 single Rare Boots 6 Music playlisted with massive support from Steve Lamacq. Strong Radio 1 specialist support from Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Phil Taggart and the whole BBC Introducing team. Main support on Slaves 21-date album tour in November 2016 saw the band play to 30,000 people in UK and Europe.