“The new album is more personal, about mental health and inner turmoil. I think all of us had a breakdown at some point while making it” – Mez, LIFE Hull’s post-punk absurdist polemics LIFE made quite an impact with their DIY debut album. 2017’s ‘Popular Music’ was championed by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and won firm fans (and friends) in fellow post-punkers Idles. Most unexpectedly, ‘Popular Music’ even ended up in BBC Radio 1 Albums Of The Year list, where LIFE’s gnarly,
Humberside riffs and scattergun wordplay kept unlikely – but deserved – company with the likes of Jay-Z, Skepta, the xx and Wolf Alice. Two years on, their eagerly awaited, dryly-titled second album, ‘A Picture Of Good Health’, ups the ante musically and lyrically.