LIFE - UK Autumn Tour Announce + 'Hollow Thing' Video

The video was directed by LIFE and Josh Moore (who also filmed and edited the video) Speaking about the new video frontman Mez Green said the following:



“This video is the soul laid bare. Fading memories projected onto aging skin but held forever in the photos of the past. Time melts like butter on a fat cats tongue, filling the mouth with guilty pleasure. It lasts for mere seconds before turning into painful emptiness. Dissolving like spoilt acid in the dark corners of an evil morning.

Sane dogs bark at mad doors

Mad men eat on cold floors

That shallow sound, the pointless hum

That hollow thing. Endless. Numb.”


‘Hollow Thing' is the second single to be taken from LIFE’s new album (full track list below). 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 a series of EU/UK headline tour dates. 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, Handmade Festival and more. They will play the following dates:

Fri 26, July - Les Nuits Secrets, Lyon FR

Sat 17, August –Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt BE

Sun 1, September - Wilkestock Festival, Frogmore Hill UK

Sun 29, September - MTC, Cologne DE

Mon 30, September - Molotow, Hamburg DE

Sat 5, October - Musik & Frieden, Berlin DE Sun 6, October - Hydrozagadka, Warsaw PL

Mon 7, October - Famu, Prague CZ 

Tues 8, October - Kranhallen, Munich DE

Thurs 10, October - Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich CH

Sat 12, October - Freakout, Bologna IT 

Tues 16, October - Costello Club, Madrid ES

Wed 16, October - Sidecar, Barcelona ES

Thurs 17, October - L’Espace, Paris FR  Fri 18, October - Aeronef, Lille FR Sat 19, October - Left of the Dial Festival, Rotterdam NL  Sun 20, October - Cinetol, Amsterdam

Mon 21, October - Kavka, Antwerp BE

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 


Tickets go on sale Weds 17 July at 10am from https://www.lifeband.co.uk/.

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