“The Drug” By Life

"The Drug" by Life is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the UK band's forthcoming release East Coastal Town, out 8/19
"The Drug" by Life is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

After announcing their new album North East Coastal Town, UK band Life, have shared new single “The Drug”. Speaking on the new single vocalist Mez Green says: “The Drug is a love song. I wrote the lyrics in the cold mountains of Italy before taking them into the room with the band. ”The Drug I needed has always been here, the drug I needed has always been near” is, for me, realising that loved ones and those that love you, no matter where you are, can always be present. I’d never really believed this before and whilst this purity is at the lyrical heart of the song musically the band decided to inject flecks of dance, pop, harmonics, and dirty pulses to give the song drive, repetition and jerk-ability.”

The band will be performing a run of instore dates the week of release followed by a local celebration in Hull on Sat 3 September at The Social. Summer festival dates include recently announced dates at BST Hyde Park supporting Pearl Jam, Sea Power’s Krankenhaus festival in the Lakes, and Mad Cool Sunset Festival in Madrid. UK & EU album tours will follow in the Autumn. Full dates are listed below. Life are a band anchored by the city of Hull – it’s geography, history and community has always inspired their creativity and with this new record they pay homage to their beloved city and it’s folk.

When discussing the concept of “North East Coastal Town”, vocalist Mez Green said:

“Hull and the surrounding area runs through our DNA and has shaped us, weathered us, empowered us, embraced us and made us feel accepted. North East Coastal Town is our love letter to the city. The album is an ode to kinship and relationship with its musical and lyrical spine picking out themes of love, desire, beauty, horror, chaos, pride and most importantly the sense of belonging. It’s a reflective body of work dedicated to people and place and those that have always been there and made us feel like we belong. Upon writing and recording this album it was important to us that this sense of belonging was also reflected in the album’s craft and therefore we used locally based studios, equipment, gear, and the community around us to establish what it means to belong in a North East Coastal Town.”

East Coastal Town
Track listing
The Liquid Label

1. Friends Without Names
2. Big Moon Lake
3. Incomplete
4. Almost Home
5. Duck Egg Blue
6. Shipping Forecast
7. Poison
8. Self Portrait
9. The Drug
10. Our Love Is Growing
11. All You Are

Life 2022 Tour Dates

7/8/2022 – BST @ Hyde Park w/ Pearl Jam, London
7/13/2022 – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
8/19/2022 – Record Junkee, Sheffield (7pm)
8/22/2022 – The Vinyl Whistle, Headingley (1pm) / Jumbo, Leeds (3.30pm) / Crash, Leeds (6pm
8/23/2022– Rough Trade Bristol
8/24/2022– Parade Vibes, Watford (1pm) / Rough Trade East, London (7pm)
8/25/2022 – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (1pm) / Resident, Brighton (6pm
9/8/2022 – Big Festival, Andalucia
9/10/2022 – Mad Cool Sunset, Madrid
9/27/2022 – Confort Modern, Poitiers
9/28/2022 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
9/29/2022 – Astrolabe, Orleans
9/30/2022 – Point Ephemere, Paris
10/3/2022– The Cluny, Newcastle
10/4/2022 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10/5/2022– Mash House, Edinburgh
10/7/2022 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
10/8/2022 – Bodega, Nottingham
10/10/2022 – The Fleece, Nottingham
10/11/2022 – Patterns, Brighton
10/12/2022 – Scala, London
10/14/2022 – Joiners, Southampton
10/17/2022 – Blueshell, Cologne
10/18/2022 – Molotow Club, Hamburg
10/20/2022 – Café V Lese, Prague
10/22/2022– Arci Bellezza, Milan
10/23/2022 – Freakout, Bologna
10/25/2022 – Hole 44, Berlin
10/26/2022 – Merelyn, Nigmegen
10/27/2022 – Rotown, Rotterdam
10/28/2022 – ACU, Utrecht
10/29/2022 – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam

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