With a name that encapsulates their music and style, Hull foursome LIFE are bringing the energy and liveliness with their AA-side singles Money and Crawling. Currently “in the process of selecting songs for something special”, we caught up with the young group to discuss the inspiration of a margarine aisle, funny pickup lines, festival season, and how they are in love with a weathergirl. Read the entire interview here:
AMBY: Thanks for speaking with us today Life! What have you been up to lately?
LIFE: We’ve just got back from Scotland. LIFE did 4 nights in the mountains and delirium firmly set in. Its wild up there, Scotland has a feral charm that packs one hell of a punch. It’s a good looking Country aesthetically pleasing in every way.
AMBY: How would you describe each member of the band in one word?
LIFE: Mez: Zany, Mick: Hungry, Rich: Fungi, Loz: Well-hung-y.
AMBY: Where did the name LIFE come from, and what other names had you considered for the band?
LIFE: I was wondering through the supermarket and just noticed the word ‘life’ it’s everywhere; on the shelves, on foodstuff labels, down the drink aisle, at the kiosk and on the magazine stands. The margarine aisle is crowded with the word…… ‘eat this spread its key to a healthy lifestyle man.’
AMBY: What’s the story behind your new single Money?
LIFE: Money is a comment on them coined buds and slinks. They live South of Suburbia where the shiny asphalt highways say ‘range rovers only.’ Their tan, ripped, pack lights and of course they fuck so damn badly.
AMBY: As far as recordings or releases go, what’s next?
LIFE: We are currently in the process of selecting songs for something special.
AMBY: What do you do for fun when you aren’t making music?
LIFE: We kick back with a cold beer in the City of Culture – Hull.
AMBY: What’s the funniest pickup line someone has used on you?
LIFE: “Meet my Cat”
AMBY: If you could create your own personal concert line-up, who would be part of it?
LIFE: Dead Kennedys, Parquet Courts, The Strokes (circa 2001), CRASS, Pavement, Kendrick Lamar, Fat White Family, Patsy Cline and some dude spinning John Carpenter soundtracks….
AMBY: What has you most excited for the rest of 2014?
LIFE: It’s gotta be the festival season it = party time.
AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about LIFE that nobody knows yet?
LIFE: We are all in love with a weathergirl. Also Rich’s nickname is Dig because once when he was on holiday in Romania he killed a stray pig and had to DIG a hole to put it in.
Thank you LIFE, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout