Friday, September 28, 2018

Bucks signs indie punk rock band LIFE to worldwide deal | Music Business Worldwide

Bucks Music Group has signed indie punk rock quartet LIFE to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal.

LIFE’s debut album, Popular Music, was produced and mixed by Grammy award winner Ian Dowling at The Fish Factory in London, and self-released in 2017.

It was included in BBC Radio 1’s Album Of The Year 2017 list in the UK, alongside releases from Stormzy, The xx and Jay Z.

The band are currently working on their second album with Luke Smith (Foals, Clor, Palace). It’s set for release in the first half of 2019.

As well as inclusion on the station’s Album Of The Year list, BBC Radio 1’s backing of LIFE has also included a live session at Maida Vale and billing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The band has also been playlisted by BBC 6 Music.

In the last 12 months, LIFE have appeared at a number of festivals across the UK and Europe; headlined for the BBC at SXSW; toured with Slaves, Idles and Nadine Shah; and have just returned from Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, where the deal with Bucks was signed.

“LIFE’s songs are truly powerful. They are stars in the making and we will back them all the way”

sarah liversedge platz, bucks music group

Liquid Management’s David Manders said: “We are delighted to welcome Bucks Music into the LIFE team. From the word go, Sarah and her team have been extremely enthusiastic and it was great to seal the deal on the Reeperbahn around some great punk rock shows in Hamburg. The Bucks ethos is extremely independent and matches LIFE’s outlook. We’re looking forward to the journey ahead together.”

Bucks’ Director Creative A&R, Sarah Liversedge Platz, said: “We felt an immediate connection with both LIFE and Liquid Management. Their team spirit is inspiring and the band’s social and political viewpoint is much needed in music at the moment in the face of rising fascism and further social and financial division within our wider communities. LIFE’s songs are truly powerful and the band perform with such gusto and determination. They are stars in the making and we will back them all the way!”Music Business Worldwide


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