ALBUM REVIEW: LIFE – North East Coastal Town | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 19.08.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

The long-awaited third album from LIFE immediately demonstrates progression in their sound. Friends Without Names opens North East Coastal Town in dark and brooding fashion, but they quickly break from this. Big Moon Lake and Incomplete feel like familiar territory, but it’s Duck Egg Blue where these different sounds are taken to a new level. Spacious and ambient, yet no less powerful, an intriguing new facet to LIFE.

North East Coastal Town is packed with driving chant-along tracks — that you’d expect — but Duck Egg Blue and in particular All You Are show a different and welcome side to LIFE. They’ve not lost any of their power or intensity, only augmented it, and have grown into a more rounded sound.

 

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