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Any Other City (Vinyl)

PLU: 5018615432319
Format - LP
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 23/04/21

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Seven years after it was last available as a Limited Edition for RSD (which sold out immediately) and 20 years on from its original release, Rough Trade Records will re-issue the hugely influential album ‘Any Other City’ by Life Without Buildings. 

Originally released on Tugboat Records (a Rough Trade affiliated label) in February 2001, ‘Any Other City’, the only album recorded in the group’s brief existence, has slowly become a widely admired cult album. 

Life Without Buildings formed in Glasgow in 1999, they existed for 3 years and then split in 2002, having released just one album and 3 double A –side singles, yet they’ve continued to build a strong underground following in the years since, which has culminated in copies of the original album on vinyl changing hands for exorbitant figures and numerous musicians citing it as a major influence and inspiration. 

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary and to embrace new fans of the band who have discovered their music via their extraordinary success on TikTok – Life Without Buildings ‘Any Other City’ will be reissued for the first time in 14 years on vinyl format.

Frontwoman Sue Tomkins’ unique vocal delivery which is somewhere between talking and singing, a kind of narrative, combined with the often spiky, course backing that the rest of the band provide, tends to prove magnetic after a few listens. Life Without Buildings managed to be utterly unique in the sound they made and ultimately that’s what has made this album’s reputation grow over time to be deemed absorbing, timeless and utterly essential listening.

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
LabelRough Trade Recordings
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative
Music Genre SecondaryAlternative


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