Bucks Music Group has announced the signing of indie punk rock quartet Life to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. The group’s debut album, Popular Music, was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winner Ian Dowling and self-released in 2017 and was included in BBC Radio 1’s Album Of The Year 2017 list.
The band are currently working on their second album with Luke Smith (Foals, Clor, Palace), which is set for release in the first half of 2019.
Speaking about the deal, 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, added: “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!”
Other recent signings to Bucks Music Group have included Shane Thomas, Sick Joy and Tom Joshua.
Picture (L-R): David Manders (Liquid Management) / Sarah Liversedge Platz (Bucks, Director Creative A&R), Mez Sanders-Green (Life), Stewart Baxter (Life), Mike Sanders (Life), Lydia Palmeira (Life), Rhiannon Bramley (Bucks, A&R Co-orindator) and Steve Dix (Liquid Management).