LIFE+ PHOBOPHOBES + SLTP
Fresh from their month long, main support jaunt around UK/Europe with kindred spirits Slaves at the back end of 2016, LIFE drop new track ‘Euromillions’, their first since last summer’s 6 Music playlisted ‘Rare Boots’.
‘Euromillions’ is the four-piece at their aggressive, politically charged best; a no nonsense, bass driven track that sticks two fingers up to the alt-right movement and the new world order. The song sees front man Mez and his kid brother Mick sharing vocal duties.
Mez and Mick’s cutting lyrics and wordplay are firmly in check throughout, with Mick spitting this standout line twice to hammer his point home: “You have the right to bear arms if you’ve got the right coloured arms”.
‘Euromillions’ will feature on LIFE’s as-yet-untitled debut album, recorded recently in London with Grammy winning producer and confidante Ian Dowling. The album is set for release early summer, ahead of LIFE’s busy festival season.
Watch the video for ‘Popular Music’ below:
Plus support from PHOBOPHOBES
Phobophobes hail from Peckham, and have built their very own sonic laboratory of dirty, gritty psychedelia. Phobophobes’ sound is perhaps best described as an amalgam of Nick Cave, garage rock and surf pop – if that makes any sense.
Their latest single ‘The Never Never’ has seen airplay from BBC 6Music‘s Steve Lamacq, with previous single ‘Human Baby’ selected as ‘Single Of The Week’. Released on Ra-Ra Rok Records, the 7” single features a guest appearance from Will Self reading ‘The Ground Is Friend To All’, a poem by the band’s late guitarist George Bedford Russell who tragically passed away last year.
Watch the video for ‘Human Baby’ below:
Plus support from SLTP
Summer Loving Torture Party are an alternative band from Birmingham, specialising in existential-crisis songs for crying/dancing. Currently recording for multiple releases in 2017, the band continue to vaguely appear on occasion in venues throughout the city in an attempt to pervert the masses.
Listen to ‘Station’ below: