LIFE

Singer — Hull

Life's new single 'Rare Boots' may become a familiar song to many readers, having earned itself a place on the BBC6 Music playlist from today. Watch the video, and check out our playlist and interview below.

What is your name? Where are you from? 
We are LIFE. I'm Mez and we are four punks from Hull.

What do you do?
I'm the lead singer and lyricist in LIFE (alongside my brother Mick who is also in LIFE). I'm a veggie in a leather jacket. In the day I work as a youth worker at The Warren, a community hub in the centre of Hull.

Describe your style in three words?
Gods of Sugar.

How should your music be listened to?
You should listen to us when you are contemplating speed, not the drug but when you need to use urgency to get the fucking achievement done. We are your fix.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
Sunny days, drinking and drinking at The Minerva as the river Humber hits the rocks.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Mark E Smith - a genius, a pop-pervert and the Bishop of truth.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
I can remember our dad taking us to school playing his one and only cassette. On side A was The Clash - Give em enough Rope and side B was filled with deep reggae. I recorded 'Safe European Home' by The Clash from the car speakers onto my Nokia and set it as my ring tone. It is still my ring tone.

A song from your favourite album?
Ahhhhh, my favourite albums constantly change that's the great thing about music. I rinse and then I burn. At the moment I'm rinsing Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect. Lyrically the album is outstanding, it makes you want to crack open a blank page. Uncle Mother's from the album is my pick at the moment. 

Song you wish you had written / Music icon that has inspired you?
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat - a true man.

Human Performance - Parquet Courts
Everything they put out is insanely well written and great. I own pretty much all their vinyl. That's rare for a modern day band.

Uncle Mother's - Protomartyr
"welcome to uncle Mother's, keep your children in the car"

Crap Rap 2 / Like to Blow - The Fall
Disjointed chaos. Excellent.

If Rah - Underworld
Shoes of stars, Beads of prayer, Tattooed shoulder, Speaking, you say Fall before you fly
But I don’t look And you don’t look old enough
To have suffered so much, What do I know?

Man - Skepta
Modern man, modern punk with a bit of a QOTSA sample!

Jobseeker - Sleaford Mods
Brutal story telling. Observational. Wit.

The Way We Were - XX Teens
I'm obsessed with Welcome To Goon Island! I go back to it constantly.

Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
The man is magical.

Life's new single 'Rare Boots' may become a familiar song to many readers, having earned itself a place on the BBC6 Music playlist from today. Watch the video, and check out our playlist and interview below.

What is your name? Where are you from? 
We are LIFE. I'm Mez and we are four punks from Hull.

What do you do?
I'm the lead singer and lyricist in LIFE (alongside my brother Mick who is also in LIFE). I'm a veggie in a leather jacket. In the day I work as a youth worker at The Warren, a community hub in the centre of Hull.

Describe your style in three words?
Gods of Sugar.

How should your music be listened to?
You should listen to us when you are contemplating speed, not the drug but when you need to use urgency to get the fucking achievement done. We are your fix.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
Sunny days, drinking and drinking at The Minerva as the river Humber hits the rocks.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Mark E Smith - a genius, a pop-pervert and the Bishop of truth.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
I can remember our dad taking us to school playing his one and only cassette. On side A was The Clash - Give em enough Rope and side B was filled with deep reggae. I recorded 'Safe European Home' by The Clash from the car speakers onto my Nokia and set it as my ring tone. It is still my ring tone.

A song from your favourite album?
Ahhhhh, my favourite albums constantly change that's the great thing about music. I rinse and then I burn. At the moment I'm rinsing Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect. Lyrically the album is outstanding, it makes you want to crack open a blank page. Uncle Mother's from the album is my pick at the moment. 

Song you wish you had written / Music icon that has inspired you?
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat - a true man.

Human Performance - Parquet Courts
Everything they put out is insanely well written and great. I own pretty much all their vinyl. That's rare for a modern day band.

Uncle Mother's - Protomartyr
"welcome to uncle Mother's, keep your children in the car"

Crap Rap 2 / Like to Blow - The Fall
Disjointed chaos. Excellent.

If Rah - Underworld
Shoes of stars, Beads of prayer, Tattooed shoulder, Speaking, you say Fall before you fly
But I don’t look And you don’t look old enough
To have suffered so much, What do I know?

Man - Skepta
Modern man, modern punk with a bit of a QOTSA sample!

Jobseeker - Sleaford Mods
Brutal story telling. Observational. Wit.

The Way We Were - XX Teens
I'm obsessed with Welcome To Goon Island! I go back to it constantly.

Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
The man is magical.

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