TUNE LIFE - Moral Fibre
LIFE share new single
Out March 29th on Afghan Moon / PIAS
On tour with IDLES in April
“Brilliant” - The Guardian
“LIFE combine inescapable energy with unshakeable hooks” - Dork
“Whether they’re rallying against the establishment or helping us escape, LIFE’s debut provides comfort and support for us all” - DIY
“Equal parts menace and mosh-pit friendly bounce” - Metro
‘LIFE are everything you could possibly want from an artist – they are politically astute, angry, intelligent, gritty and air-punchingly brilliant” God Is In The TV
Fiercely independent Hull outfit LIFE are back with the first single to be taken from their highly anticipated second LP. 'Moral Fibre' is an anthemic and frenetic slice of art-punk laced with sardonic and irreverent lyrics. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the band hone in on a bigger and more focused sound.
Speaking about the single, frontman Mez Green says, "Moral Fibre is a stinging and frenzied shut up and step aside - a tongue in cheek reflection on the music industry, that beige scene, those that pimp poverty from Mummy’s detached house, those that trade in fair-trade cocaine and those that preach behind their keyboard. I’m taking the piss, but I’m deadly serious!"
WORD ORIGIN; noun
Slang: Vulgar. A person or thing of no value or consequence; a despicable person or thing.
In April, LIFE embark on a sold out two-week European tour as main support for IDLES and will also play one of three sold-out London shows at the Electric Ballroom. The band are also set to play numerous festivals across the UK & Europe including Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Pukkelpop (BE), Best Kept Secret (NL), Pahoda (SK), Rock The People (CZ) and more to be announced.
Described by DIY as “an unhinged depiction of modern-day punk”, LIFE’s anti-establishment outlook and witty, off-centre social commentary underscores everything they do. Very much the antithesis of all things London-centric, the band hail instead from the current City Of Culture, Hull, and tackle the new wave of youth and working class discontent with both savvy and style.
Known for a strong community ethic, clever wordplay and energetic performances, ‘Popular Music’ made it onto BBC Radio 1’s best albums of the year list and gained multiple playlist adds on BBC6 Music. LIFE were also picked by the likes of DIY, Metro, So Young and Fred Perry Subculture as their ‘Ones to Watch’ at the start of last year and Steve Lamacq praised the band for being “...weirdly uncompromising and addictive” when placing lead single In Your Hands in his best of the year list.
LIFE were also invited to perform a live session for Huw Stephens at Maida Vale and to play at Radio 1's Big Weekend, where they were the only unsigned act on the line up. Further live credentials include performances at SXSW, Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Reeperbahn and The Great Escape, as well as tours with Slaves, Nadine Shah and IDLES alongside significant headline shows of their own.
'Moral Fibre' will be released via the band's own label 'Afghan Moon' on 29th March 2019 and will also see them partner for the first time with PIAS.
05 Apr 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom+
08 Apr 2019 / FR / Reims / La Cartonnerie+
09 Apr 2019 / BE / Antwerp / TRIX+ (SOLD OUT)
10 Apr 2019 / NL / Utrecht / De Helling+ (SOLD OUT)
11 Apr 2019 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje+ (SOLD OUT)
12 Apr 2019 / LU / Luxembourg / Rotondes+ (SOLD OUT)
13 Apr 2019 / DE / Schorndorf / Manufaktur+ (SOLD OUT)
15 Apr 2019 / DE / Cologne / Gloria Theatre+ (SOLD OUT)
16 Apr 2019 / DE / Bielefeld / Forum+
17 Apr 2019 / DE / Erlangen / E-Werk+
18 Apr 2019 / FR / Nancy / L'Autre Canal+
20 Apr 2019 / FR / Rouen / Le 106+
03 May 2019 / UK / Glasgow / Broadcast
04 May 2019 / UK / Liverpool / Liverpool Sound City
05 May 2019 / UK /Leicester / Handmade Festival
10 May 2019 / UK / Brighton / The Great Escape Festival
16 May 2019 / UK / Wrexham / FOCUS Wales
01 JUN 2019 / NL / Hilvarenbeek / Best Kept Secret Festival
05 JUN 2019 / CZ / Hradek Králové / Rock For The People
11 JUL 2019 / UK / Upcote Farm / 2000 Trees
12 JUL 2019 / SK / Trencin / Pahoda Festival
17 AUG 2019 / BE / HASSELT / Pukkelpop Festival
+ = w/IDLES