Alongside the tour starting, ‘A Picture Of Good Health’ has also recently announced as Album Of The Day on BBC 6 Music, leading to the b-list addition of their latest single ‘Bum Hour’.
The band will be supported Night Flowers and local rising Hull band New Meds across their forthcoming shows. They will play the following dates:
Fri 1, November – Tunnels, Aberdeen UK (#)
Sat 2, November – Think Tank, Newcastle UK (^)
Mon 4, November – Sugarmill, Stoke UK (^)
Tues 5, November – Cookie, Leicester UK (^)
Wed 6, November – Moth Club, London UK (w/ Italia90)
Thurs 7, November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK (#)
Fri 8, November – West End Centre, Aldershot UK (^)
Sun 10, November – Anvil, Bournemouth, UK (^)
Mon 11, November – Green Door Store, Brighton UK (^)
Tues 12, November – Joiners, Southampton UK (^)
Wed 13, November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells UK (^)
Thurs 14, November – Horn, St Albans UK (w/ Fiende Fatale)
Fri 15, November – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes UK
Weds 4, December – Academy 2, Dublin IRE
Thurs 5, December – McHughs Basement, Belfast UK
Fri 6, December – Kasbah Club, Limerick UK
w/ support from:
^ = Night Flowers
# = New Meds
Tickets are on sale now from https://www.lifeband.co.uk/
The band recently embarked on a sold out two-week European tour as main support for IDLES as well as playing one of three sold-out London shows at the Electric Ballroom and have played packed out sets at various festivals throughout the year including: Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Pukkelpop, Best Kept Secret, Rock For People, Pahoda, Latitude and more.
Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the new album sees the band home in on a bigger and more focused sound whilst also channelling the lyrical content inwards. Whereas the band’s debut album ‘Popular Music’ was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material.
Going on to speak about the album Mez says “A Picture of Good Health is not a collage of work but rather a snapshot of time; our time and the time of those around us. It’s political, but in a personal way. It’s a body of work that explores and examines the band’s inner-selves through a precise period; a period that has brought pain, loneliness, blood, guts, single parenthood, depression and the need for survival and love. It is the sense and need for belonging that is the resounding end note!”
‘A Picture Of Good Health’ came out last week via band’s own label ‘Afghan Moon’ and also sees them partner for the first time with [PIAS].