docks academy & independent venue week present: life + serial chiller 03. FebruaryFeb. 2023 07:00pm


Docks Academy and Independent Venue Week presents Post-punk band Life, as part of their Northern Coastal Towns Tour on Friday 3rd February 2023!

Friday 3rd February 2023
Doors 7:00pm
14+ (Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets | £12.50 plus booking fee

The audience for this show will be standing

All ticket sales handled by See Tickets.

Hull’s post-punk absurdist polemics LIFE made quite an impact with their DIY debut album. 2017’s Popular Music was championed by BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and won firm fans (and friends) in fellow post-punkers Idles. Most unexpectedly, Popular Music even ended up in BBC Radio 1 Albums Of The Year list, where Life’s gnarly, Humberside riffs and scattergun wordplay kept unlikely – but deserved - company with the likes of Jay-Z, Skepta, the xx and Wolf Alice. Two years on, their eagerly awaited, dryly-titled second album, A Picture Of Good Health, ups the ante musically and lyrically.

They’re the first four-piece guitar band from Hull to make a big splash since the halcyon days of the Housemartins way back in the 1980s. More unusually, their music reflects the community and spirit of their experiences working in the city’s Warren youth project, a rare haven for vulnerable people aged under 25, which also functions as a drop-in advice centre, youth club, educational resource, food bank, music centre and record label.

Simultaneously strung up and laid back, Serial Chiller are a slacker punk three-piece that force together lyrics on work-life anxieties and internet-induced dread over taut bass and pounding drums. The band are on tour throughout January and February, all whilst they are working on new music ready to be released soon.


We are also hosting the first of our Soundcheck Sessions for 2023 with LIFE on the date of this gig. Tickets for this session are available here

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Soundcheck Sessions offer young people the chance to come to a venue before doors to watch the artist playing that night soundcheck, followed by a Q&A with the crew and venue team.

Hearing directly from the artist, as well those behind the scenes including venue owner/operator, promoter, sound engineer, tour manager etc about what their jobs involve, how a show happens and what it means to go on tour, gives young people an introduction to the live music industry and possible careers that they could be interested in.

These free sessions also allow venues to welcome young people in and build relationships with new audiences, and possibly crew, of the future. This, in turn, demonstrates their increasingly important role as a vital creative hub in their local community for development and education.

This initiative is brought to you by Independent Venue Community (IVC), kindly supported by Arts Council England. IVC is a Community Interest Company, bringing music-focused activity into independent venues, during the day, throughout the year, across the country.

This gig at Docks Academy is one of many official events in Independent Venue Week on 30th January – 5th February 2023.

Independent Venue Week (IVW) is the UK’s annual 7-day celebration of independent music & arts venues and the people that own, run and work in them. During the week, independent venues come together with artists, promoters, agents, record labels and media to create a unique series of special live events across the U.K. to highlight the work these venues do year-round. By doing so, local communities come together and celebrate these special places with thousands of artists playing hundreds of shows in villages, towns and cities all around the UK. Working with valued long-term partners including Arts Council England and See Tickets as well as BBC 6 Music as an official broadcast partner.

IVW allows artists, audiences and the wider music business to recognise the vital role these hundreds of independent-owned venues play in the industry and local community across England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland. From giving artists their first experience of performing live, fans somewhere to discover and watch their favourite artists locally, they also provide those wanting a career off-stage the chance to learn their craft in a safe and secure environment.

Head to the IVW website for event listings of all participating venues announced for the week so far:

Tickets are now on sale priced at £12.50 when purchased in advance, plus the standard See Tickets commission. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you may be able to claim a refund from Seetickets, if your reason for cancellation is covered by their terms and conditions. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note this event is for people aged 14 and over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone aged under 14 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 14s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.


Docks Academy has a wheelchair-accessible lift which provides access to the first floor. We are committed to making the venue accessible to everyone and we endeavour to accommodate all access requirements within the constraints of our historic building, and health and safety regulations. Please do contact us prior to your visit so we are aware of your access needs. Email or phone 07733244110

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