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Life Share ‘Bum Hour'

Following the announcement of their highly anticipated second album, A Picture Of Good Health, Hull outfit, Life, have now shared a new single from the album entitled ‘Bum Hour’. Speaking about the new single frontman Mez Green said “‘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 single the band have also recently announced a series of EU/UK headline tour dates, including four UK instore events, two new Irish dates and one new Northern Irish date for December. 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:

Sun 1, September - Wilkestock Festival, Frogmore Hill UK

Fri 20, September – Warren Records, Hull UK

Mon 23, September – Rough Trade, Bristol UK

Tue 24, September – Rough Trade, Nottingham UK

Thurs 26, September – Rough Trade East, London UK

Thurs 24, October - Phase One, Liverpool UK

Sat 26, October - Bootleg Social, Blackpool UK

Sun 27, October - YES, Manchester UK

Mon 28, October - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds UK

Tues 29, October - Fulford Arms, York UK

Wed 30, October - King Tuts, Glasgow UK

Fri 1, November - Tunnels, Aberdeen UK

Sat 2, November - Think Tank, Newcastle UK

Mon 4, November - Sugarmill,  Stoke UK

Tues 5, November - Cookie, Leicester UK

Wed 6, November - Moth Club, London UK

Thurs 7, November - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK

Fri 8, November - West End Centre, Aldershot UK

Sun 10, November - Anvil, Bournemouth, UK

Mon 11, November - Green Door Store, Brighton UK

Tues 12, November - Joiners, Southampton UK

Wed 13, November - Forum, Tunbridge Wells UK

Thurs 14, November - Horn, St Albans UK

Fri 15, November - Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes UK

Weds 4, December – Academy 2, Dublin IRE

Thurs 5, December – McHughs Basement, Belfast UK

Fri 6, December – Kasbah Club, Limerick UK



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