Life Without Buildings

Any Other City [Reissue]

  • Life Without Buildings - Any Other City [Reissue]
30th April 2021 / LP / Tugboat
"This reissue affirms that no one since has sounded quite like them, and to even try would miss the point."

Life Without Buildings

Any Other City [Reissue]


A cult record here, finally getting a repress.

Any Other City by Life Without Buildings, the only album recorded in their brief existence, will be repressed and available again. Originally released on Tugboat Records (a Rough Trade affiliated label) in February 2001, ‘Any Other City’ 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.

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.

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A5. Young Offenders
B1. Philip
B2. Envoys
B3. 14 Days
B4. New Town
B5. Sorrow

Format /LP
Released /30th April 2021
Catalogue / TUGLP023
Barcode / 5018615432319
Label /Tugboat
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