Track: LIFE share new single ‘Friends Without Names’ and video

black and white photo of the band LIFE
Credit: Luke Hallett

The Hull 4-piece LIFE return with their new track ‘Friends Without Names’ and its accompanying video. The track is the first release from their third album which will be released in the middle of next year.

Recorded in the dead of night in a chapel below Hull, it is a brooding, thoughtful track full of atmosphere and emotional depth. Without hardly realising it, the intensity slowly increases as the track progresses as vocalist Mez Green edges towards a more frantic tone. ‘Friends Without Names‘ is almost 6 minutes long and has quite a different style from what we have come to expect from LIFE. It adds to the anticipation for the third album. The haunting guitar riffs which grow and dominate as the song continues leave a lasting impression.

The band explained more about the song: “’Friends Without Names’ is the anchor and blueprint for our next record. In a remote part of Eastern England, close to the river Humber, we performed this track as if we were in trance; vibrating in a constant musical crescendo. Our aim was to push ourselves and harness differing time zones while giving in to the moments of beauty, horror, love and chaos depicted by the song’s lyrics.”

During the pandemic LIFE performed a series of live stream shows from their studio in Hull – the Moon Factory – and published a community driven art and prose book that encouraged collaboration. They also wrote their third album which saw the band reunite with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Everything Everything, Depeche Mode) and mixer Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Yak, Weezer).

LIFE’s rescheduled tour is now an opportunity for the band to share new tracks from their third album which is due for release in summer 2022.


30/11/2021 – Bodega, Nottingham*

1/12/2021 – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham*

2/12/2021 – Waterfront, Norwich*

3/12/2021 – Esquires, Bedford*

5/12/2021 – The Cavern, Exeter*

6/12/2021 – Exchange, Bristol*

7/12/2021 – Lafayette, London*

8/12/2021 – Joiners, Southampton*

9/12/2021 – The Green Door Store, Brighton*

11/12/2021 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge**

12/12/2021 – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield**

13/12/2021 – Cluny 2, Newcastle**

14/12/2021 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

15/12/2021 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

17/12/2021 – The Welly, Hull**

18/12/2021 – YES, Manchester**

Tour support from Nuha Ruby Ra* and Treeboy & Arc**

Tickets for all shows:

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