Life Vs. Chiedu Oraka: Too Grown Up

Hull’s LIFE are a band who are known for their unwavering sense of community, clever wordplay, energetic performances and most of all, great tunes.

 “Often b-sides are a throw away, they’re pigeons dressed as seagulls that coo over our tiny fucking heads. We wanted to do something different with our b-side and embrace our music community. Chiedu is, like us, an underdog uniting communities in Hull so it was a no brainer to get him and his crew to remix Grown Up. Chiedu has joined us on stage at various shows, music is about togetherness and grime is the new punk! Onwards.”

Album Popular Music made it to BBC Radio 1’s best albums of the year list and they scored multiple additions to BBC6 Music’s playlist, including Steve Lamacq putting single In Your Hands on his best of the year list. Together with selection by DIY, Metro, So Young and Fred Perry Subculture as their ‘Ones to Watch’ at the start of last year the band, described by Lamacq as “…weirdly uncompromising and addictive” are certainly ones to watch.

They’ve been packing out crowds at a string of festivals including The Great Escape, Live At Leeds, All Points East, 53 Degrees North, Long Division Festival and and short run of headline UK tour dates, LIFE have shared a brand new remix of new single “Grown Up”, by rising Hull grime artist MC Chiedu Oraka. Earning plaudits from the likes of i-D, the Quietus and DIY for his raw and exciting take on the genre. Representing the scene outside of the London bubble, the collaboration is both unpredictable and fitting at the same time.  

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