"Grown Up' is about getting to grips with adulthood and wanting to fall in love again.
Seeing the decay of human life as it ages in a park with the dying swans. Is there hope between the space on your plate as you fork at your tea? Can you be too grown up for love?" 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. // "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 // "Singer Mez Green fully justifies his frequent Jarvis (Cocker) comparisons." DIY on SXSW // "Grown Up", the first single to be taken from their forthcoming LP, is a pounding slice of muscular indie-rock that plays with the theme of adulting - the concept of stepping up to your responsibilities and behaving in a mature fashion - and sees the band hone in on a bigger and more focused sound.
- Grown Up
- Too Grown Up (Life vs Chiedu Oraka)