“Bum Hour” Life

"Bum Hour" by Life is Northern Transmissions 'Song of the Day'
"Bum Hour" by Life

UK band LIFE, have shared their new single “Bum Hour”, off their second album A Picture Of Good Health, due for release on September 20th, 2019 via Afghan Moon/PIAS. “Bum Hour” is the third single to be taken from A Picture Of Good Health, produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts)

From the band:

“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.”

Going on to speak about the album frontman 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!”

A Picture Of Good Health
Track listing

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


9/1/2019 – Wilkestock Festival, Frogmore Hill UK
9/20/2019 – Warren Records – Hull, UK
9/23/2019 – Rough Trade – Bristol, UK
9/24/2019 – Rough Trade – Nottingham, UK
9/26/2019 – Rough Trade East – London, UK
9/29/2019 – MTC, Cologne DE
9/30/2019 – Molotow, Hamburg DE
10/5/2019 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin DE
10/6/2019- Hydrozagadka, Warsaw PL
10/7/2019 – Famu, Prague CZ
10/8/2019 – Kranhallen, Munich DE
10/10/2019 – Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich CH
10/12/2019 – Freakout, Bologna IT
10/15/2019 – Costello Club, Madrid ES
10/16/2019- Sidecar, Barcelona ES
10/17/2019 – L’Espace, Paris FR
10/20/2019 – Cinetol, Amsterdam Mon 21 Kavka, Antwerp BE
10/21/2019 – Kayka – Antwerp, BE
10/24/2019 – Phase One, Liverpool UK
10/26/2019 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool UK
10/27/2019 – YES, Manchester UK
10/28/2019 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds UK
10/29/2019 – Fulford Arms, York UK
10/30/2019 – King Tuts, Glasgow UK
11/1/2019 – Tunnels, Aberdeen UK
11/2/2019 – Think Tank, Newcastle UK
11/4/2019 – Sugarmill, Stoke UK
11/5/2019 – Cookie, Leicester UK
11/6/2019 – Moth Club, London UK
11/7/2019 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
11/8/2019 – West End Centre, Aldershot UK
11/10/2019 – Anvil, Bournemouth, UK
11/11/2019 – Green Door Store, Brighton UK
11/12/2019 – Joiners, Southampton UK
11/13/2019 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells UK
11/14/2019 – Horn, St Albans UK
11/15/2019 – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes UK
12/4/2019 – Academy 2 – Dublin, IR
12/5/2019 – McHugh’s Basement – Belfast, UK
12/6/2019 – Kasbah Club – Limerick, UK