LIFE continue their rapid upward trajectory with the announcement of ‘The Moon Factory’ presented by Hull arts organisation Back to Ours.
On 20 August, the band invite the world to tune in for a full production live show that will see the group occupy a new world, a world in which they create and inhabit behind closed doors.
This will be LIFE’s first live performance since they had to abandon their trip to SXSW in March and board the last plane home from New York after New Colossus. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the band have had to cancel their UK & European tours however this up-close and personal performance is the first chance to see them play live since their arena tour with Kaiser Chiefs. The show will incorporate an interactive Q&A with the band as well as the world premiere of their community art piece LIFE INSIDE.
In their own words, LIFE had this to say:
“We invite you to our factory. To our isolation bunker, our socially distanced wonderland. This is LIFE. This is LIVE like you’ve never seen us before. Watch us dance intimately in the palm of your hand. See us explode into your living room. Come join us. This is essential travel. This is The Moon Factory!”
LIFE INSIDE is a project pioneered and facilitated by the band. It puts voices of young people from their community at the forefront of the current global pandemic. The art piece will be incorporated within this unique live show and continues LIFE’s drive to support and empower young people and their community following on from the publication of their collaborative Zine SWITCHING ON.
‘The Moon Factory’ has been commissioned by Hull’s Back to Ours and will be captured on 4 HD cameras by Josh Moore, who directed music videos for five singles that were play-listed on BBC 6 Music, all from the band’s recent album ‘A picture of Good Health’.
‘The Moon Factory’ will be streamed live across multiple timezones with LIFE performing three, unique live sets all of which will finish with a Q&A and a screening of LIFE INSIDE.
LIFE invite you inside their world.
Speaking about the event, Louise Yates the Back to Ours Director, had this to say:
“ LIFE supported our first Back to Ours gig at North Point with Carl Barat for our February half-term festival in 2017. They were incredible. They were heading off to America pretty much straight after, so it’s a pleasure to have them back on the virtual Back to Ours sofa three years later. It’s not going to be your average gig, so prepare yourself for an exciting, innovative experience with a red hot band, and snap those tickets up while you can.’’
Tickets are £8 and available on DICE from Thursday July 9th at 10:00.
Tickets bought on DICE also include the option to donate to the Justice for Christopher Alder fund. Christopher was a Hull hero who was unlawfully killed whilst in police custody.
Tickets for the performances are also available along with a number of unique, Moon Factory merch bundles via the band’s own website here.
Ticket holders will have access to the live stream for 72 hours after purchase…