There’s a distinct spirit to ‘Popular Music’, the debut album from Hull punks LIFE. It’s the sound of a band doing everything on their terms – not fully out of choice, more by default. The four-piece are self-starting underdogs forming foundations in a discarded city. Hull might be the 2017 UK City of Culture, but it remains a four-hour drive from London – A&R execs prefer to board flights to LA than take the ‘grim’ trip up north. LIFE knew very quickly after forming in 2013 that they had to build from the ground up. And that’s exactly what they’ve done, as ‘In Your Hands’, the record’s urgent, opening track, so blatantly declares. The band’s explosive debut album ‘Popular Music’ is released on 25th May on V2 Records.