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#NewMusicFriday 22.07

Posted on Friday 22nd July 2022 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hey Gigantic Gang,

Celebrate the weekend with the best tunes as seen and heard in our #NewMusicFriday blog and playlist. It’s a great way to discover the hottest tracks whilst grabbing tickets with Gigantic and enjoying the sheer thrill of live music!

Have a good one xx





LIFE – “The Drug”


Each time Hull based political punks LIFE drop a new single from upcoming third album North East Coastal Town – it sounds more and more promising. And latest offering “The Drug” just excites us more, interpreting platonic love via deconstructed rhythms as singer Mez Green explains;

The Drug is a love song. I wrote the lyrics in the cold mountains of Italy before taking them into the room with the band. ''The Drug I needed has always been here, the drug I needed has always been near'' is, for me, realising that loved ones and those that love you, no matter where you are, can always be present.

I'd never really believed this before and whilst this purity is at the lyrical heart of the song musically the band decided to inject flecks of dance, pop, harmonics, and dirty pulses to give the song drive, repetition and jerk-ability.

“The Drug” is also accompanied by a video that has all the tension and striking visual appeal of a Stanley Kubrick movie, as created by the bands drummer Stu Baxter and creative collaborator Luke Hallett, and features artwork from the Shirethorn House Arts Community.

Favourites of none other than Steve Lamacq; LIFE take North East Coastal Town on tour in October, with tickets on sale with Gigantic.


📅 October

08/10    LIFE – The Bodega, Nottingham

11/10    LIFE – Patterns, Brighton

12/10    LIFE – Scala, London

LIFE tickets are currently available with Gigantic.

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