Live Gig Video: watch LIFE perform single ‘In Your Hands’ at Hull Welly

By on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

In a month’s time to the day, the debut album from Hull punks LIFE will see the light of day. They’re self-releasing the PRS for Music Foundation Momentum grant-funded ‘Popular Music’ on the 26th of May, just in time to get you primed for the second bank holiday of the month. As anyone who has seen them live such as myself will attest to, they’re an excellent proposition in I guess what you would call their ideal habitat: in a dark, sweating nightclub, unleashing their brand of cutting, socially conscious, in-your-face rock on punters. In case you are one of those poor souls who haven’t seen them live or indeed, you have yet to be converted to their devoted legion of ‘LIFERS’ (yes, I am one of them), I’ve got good news for you.

To usher in this month, they headlined at a special ‘POP PARTY 2’ at the (in?)famous Welly in their hometown on the 1st of April. Their stalwart photographer / video buddy Josh Moore was on hand to film the proceedings, so the group have unveiled live video from the show. The clips from the gig are set to their current single ‘In Your Hands’, which is currently enjoying a good run as Steve Lamacq’s Livener track. I cringe whenever I read the word ‘visceral’ in any music review – I never use it because everyone else does – but this is one of those rare cases in which I think it’s probably the best word to drop in.

This is definitely the kind of party you want not only to get invited to, but you’d also want to partake in with plenty of moshing, arm flailing and perhaps even a spot of crowd surfing. You’ll probably have to wipe your brow just watching this claustrophobic yet strangely enticing event unfold. The group have a busy bank holiday weekend ahead, with back to back appearances in Newcastle tomorrow and Friday (Meet the North / Hit the North), Live at Leeds on Saturday and and Handmade Festival in Leicester on Sunday. To catch up on all of TGTF’s recent coverage on LIFE, including both my and Carrie’s experiences watching them perform in Austin at SXSW 2017 last month (the photo at top was taken at the last set of the last night of the British Music Embassy), as well as my interview with Mez and his brother Mick, follow this link.

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