For any punk rock kids growing up during The Movielife’s initial fracturing and dissolution, the thought of seeing them live felt like a pipe dream; the idea of catching them in a venue as intimate as Manchester’s Academy 3 would have seemed absolutely ludicrous. What can we say? 2017 has been a funny old year.
For the longest time, Long Island's The Movielife seemed dead and buried. So it came as some relief when, in 2014, the band finally announced a series of reunion shows. Never ones to rest on their laurels, 2017 has seen the band take their second bite of the cherry one step further by unleashing a fantastic third full length.