LIFE – North East Coastal Town
New Album – Out today
North East Coastal Town
SIDE A 1. Friends Without Names 2. Big Moon Lake 3. Incomplete 4. Almost Home 5. Duck Egg Blue
SIDE B 6. Shipping Forecast 7. Poison 8. Self Portrait 9. The Drug 10. Our Love Is Growing 11. All You Are
LIFE are anchored by their hometown; the geography, history and community has always been the inspiration behind their creativity and on their third LP, North East Coastal Town, the band pay homage to Hull and its folk.
North East Coastal Town is mature; it finds the band at the height of their powers as they carve-up a wide-screen, brooding body of work that is drenched in a sense of belonging and reflection but still impressively maintains their trademark swagger and ear for pop sensibilities and guitar hooks.
*“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.
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.”*
North East Coastal Town is packed with driving chant-along tracks — that you’d expect — but Duck Egg Blue and in particular All You Are show a different and welcome side to LIFE. They’ve not lost any of their power or intensity, only augmented it, and have grown into a more rounded sound.