LIFE Release New Video For “Bum Hour”

LIFE share video for track "Bum Hour"
LIFR "Bum Hour

LIFE are pleased to share the video for track “Bum Hour”, comes off the group’s new album A Picture Of Good Health, out September 20th, via Afghan Moon/PIAS. The band directed and produced the video themselves with the help of local filmmaker Josh Moore, who also worked with the band on their previous two videos for “Moral Fibre” and “Hollow Thing”.

Speaking about the new track the band comment: “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.”

“Bum Hour” is the third single to be taken from Picture Of Good Health. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the band hone in on a bigger and more focused sound while 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.

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!”

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 embark on another UK/EU tour starting in September.

Live Dates

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