Words by Kieran Webber | Header Image: Matt Mollson

The Hull based post-punk aburdists LIFE have dropped the visuals for their latest single ‘Bum Life’, taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’.

As ever the band continue to maintain control of their artistic vision as they produced and directed the video themselves, with help from local filmmaker Josh Moore – who has also worked with the band on videos for ‘Moral Fibre’ and ‘Hollow Thing’.

Speaking about the new single frontman Mez Green said the following:

“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.”

The track is a self deprecating number that boasts the bands quirky songwriting. It moves into a sphere of self reflection, whereas previous material was politically driven. ‘Bum Hour’ is an intensely relatable track that tackles depression and anxiety. Their music is ever infectious yet sharp edged, they’re no doubt one of the U.K’s most important bands.

Listen/watch ‘Bum Hour’ here:

Pre-order ‘A Picture Of Good Health’ here.

LIFE are also heading out on a massive UK/EU tour, dates below.

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
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 15, 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 NL
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 (w/ Italia90)
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 (w/ Fiende Fatale)
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

w/ support from:
* = Faux Pas
^ = Night Flowers
# = New Meds

Tickets are on sale now from https://www.lifeband.co.uk/

Album Artwork & Tracklist

1. Good Health
2. Moral Fibre
3. Bum Hour
4. Hollow Thing
5. Excites Me
6. Never Love Again
7. Half Pint Fatherhood
8. Grown Up
9. Niceties
10. Thoughts
11. It’s A Con
12. Don’t Give Up Yet
13. New Rose in Love