“Friends Without Names” by LIFE

"Friends Without Names" by UK band Life is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track was produced by Claudius Mittendorfer
"Friends Without Names" by UK band Life is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

English band LIFE, are back with their new single “Friends Without Names” Recently, Life supported IDLES on a sold out two-week tour before embarking on their own sold out headline tour through the UK and Europe. Recorded in the dead of night with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depece Mode) in a Chapel below Hull Vocalist Mez Green performed the trance-like vocals while Luke conducted the band in the round inside of the Chapel’s walls.

LIFE on “Friends Without Names:”

““Friends Without Names” is the anchor and blueprint for our next record. In a remote part of Eastern England, close to the river Humber, we performed this track as if we were in trance; vibrating in a constant musical crescendo. Our aim was to push ourselves and harness differing time zones while giving in to the moments of beauty, horror, love and chaos depicted by the song’s lyrics.”

When the pandemic gripped the world in March 2020, LIFE were still in the midst of promoting their acclaimed second album – A Picture Of Good Health (Sept 2019); they had just completed an arena support tour with Kaiser Chiefs in the UK, a triumphant main stage appearance at Rockaway Beach and flown to New York for New Colossus Festival ahead of a packed SXSW and a US tour with IDLES. They scrambled home on the last plane back from New York on 17th March.

Their rescheduled UK tour from April 2020 is now taking place in November & December 2021 and has been transformed into the start of a brand new album campaign, giving fans the first chance to hear the fruits of their labor during the pandemic ahead of the release in Summer 2022.

Picking up the pieces of their album campaign LIFE performed a series of live stream shows from their studio in Hull – the Moon Factory – and published a community driven art and prose book that encouraged global collaboration during the pandemic while also embracing the time to write their next record which saw the band reunite with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Everything Everything, Depeche Mode) and mixer Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Yak, Weezer).

LIFE has played festival stages and tents across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury, Latitude, Kendal Calling, Paleo Festival (CH), Rock For the People (CZ), Pukkelop (BE), Best Kept Secret (NL) and many more.

Tour Dates

11/30/2021 – Bodega, Nottingham*
12/1/2021 – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham*
12/2/2021 – Waterfront, Norwich*
12/3/2021 – Esquires, Bedford*
12/5/2021 – The Cavern, Exeter*
12/6/2021 – Exchange, Bristol*
12/7/2021 – Lafayette, London*
12/8/2021 – Joiners, Southampton*
12/9/2021 – The Green Door Store, Brighton*
12/11/2021 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge**
12/12/2021 – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield**
12/13/2021 – Cluny 2, Newcastle**
12/14/2021 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
2/15/2021 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
12/17/2021 – The Welly, Hull**
12/18/2021 – YES, Manchester**

Tour support from Nuha Ruby Ra* and Treeboy & Arc**

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