‘Life is life’, that’s what Opus once exclaimed in their tacky arena rock hit. But you can also interpret that particular mantra within more nihilistic contexts. And that’s where – drum roll – LIFE come into the fray. For all y’all who feel perpetually disillusioned, ignored or marginalized, these guys are your best buds. LIFE have flourished as an international touring machine that crams their criticism of society and politics into inflammatory punk songs. LIFE’s debut LP – with has the equally prosaic title Popular Music – reached the BBC Radio 1 year-end List with its defeatist, bleak reflections. If you want to indulge in your inner pessimist, these merchants of doom and gloom are waiting for you at The Casbah!