“Excites Me” Life

Following the release of A Picture Of Good Health, available via Afghan Moon/[PIAS]), UK band Life have shared a video for their track “Excites Me”. A Picture Of Good Health was produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts).

The video was directed by Manchester/York based artist Callum Scott-Dyson who says: “For ‘Excites Me’, we really wanted to do something manic and full of energy to match the pace of the track, while also develop a loose narrative that echoed some of the ideas in the song and lyrics. What started out as a more vague thing based around wanting to escape boring situations and explode with pent up rage, became a bit of a character piece about a man stuck in a boring job with lots of mundane things going on, who has to do something crazy to escape this life. Then the narrative gets crazier and crazier as his inner demon comes out and he grows into a rage filled monster.”

Frontman Mez Green, says: “Sometimes music hits you like a shot of pure adrenaline, like electricity in your blood stream, like a never ending firework. Sometimes music heals you. Sometimes music excites you. Music excites me. Let it excite you.”

The band also embarked on a 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.

On 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!”

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

Live Dates

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