Popular Music


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £1 GBP  or more


  • Limited Edition CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    An actual smiley face compact disc engulfed in the finest cardboard sleeve with artwork by Tom Greatorex. FREE STICKERS INSIDE.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Popular Music via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out



"It’s an unhinged depiction of modern punk. No holds barred, no punches pulled, LIFE are as forceful a group as you’re likely to find in 2016." - DIY Magazine

"They may not be the first band to claim punk-rock and spit on trends, but it’s with record timing that they can tear an entire generation to shreds between their teeth." - When The Gramophone Rings

"The black-clad Hull group deal in a sneering, ferocious sucker-punch of punk-rock - a mission statement that’s perfectly presented in ‘Popular Music’, their new single." - DIY Magazine

"They were brilliant in Hull last night and the single Popular Music is just a doozy" - Steve Lamacq on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show

"An anarchic piece of pop, weirdly uncompromising and addictive!" - Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music Recommends

"So Good!" - Annie Mac - BBC Radio 1

Featured on Radio 1's best of BBC Introducing


released March 17, 2016

Popular Music written and performed by LIFE. Produced, mixed and mastered by Ian Dowling at Strongrooms London. Membership Man written and recorded by LIFE. Produced, mixed and mastered by Patrick Pretorius at AOO Studio Hull.



all rights reserved



Dressed in black, with a rattling set of hook-heavy energetic songs LIFE are not to be ignored. Four workers from Hull who flirt with pop culture, twisted word plays, wasted youth and the horrors of 21st century consumerism. In a London-centric industry dominated by co-writes and privilege, LIFE bring authenticity to the table. Irresistible dark pop that holds a dirty mirror up to modern life. ... more


contact / help

Contact LIFE

Streaming and
Download help