Leeds collective Living Body are delighted to announce a run of November 2023 UK headline tour dates, with the band also joining Liverpool experimental trio and long term friends Real Terms on a stint of co-headline November shows.
Hot on the heels of a summer tour as UK support for Owen (Mike Kinsella of American Football), Holiday Ghosts, and Dolores Forever, the band will also be performing at SŴN Fest in Wales later this month, with tickets for all shows on sale now (see below for listings).
Their latest single CONSUMER, the first taste of long-awaited new music in two years, was recently released alongside a live session video, with more new material on the horizon. Filmed in Leeds at Echelon Coffee Roasters, the session showcases the intensity of the band’s live performances, interlocking polyrhythms, and euphoric vocal harmonies.
Commenting on the track, songwriter Jeff T. Smith says: “CONSUMER is a song about the information we consume, how we consume it, and how it consumes us. Examining corporate soft power and the manipulative effects of the algorithm on the human species.”
Regarding the song’s closing line ‘desire is fully digitised’, Smith continues: “We’re sort of at the point with technology where algorithms and AI have the ability to understand, anticipate, and predict human behaviours, desires, choices and, crucially, how we spend our money, with greater accuracy than other human beings actually can. We are social creatures at the end of the day. Somehow, our need for genuine human connection has become depressingly mediated by corporations who have managed to use their algorithmically generated knowledge about our own desires to keep us locked into a niche where they can try to sell us things.”
The band perform at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on 25th November.