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




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