Easy Life come to Brighton Dome with their debut album Life's a Beach, out on 4 June.
The new record is introduced by its powerful opening track a message to myself, and includes standout singles nightmares, daydreams, and more future-classics from the Leicester five-piece; who have already charted in the top 10 (on the ‘Junk Food’ mixtape), won ‘Best New British Act’ at the 2020 NME Awards, and amassed a huge live audience around the world with their unique brand of optimism.
2021 marks easy life’s graduation into the UK’s definitive young band. Over the last few years, the group have paved their own way via a catalogue bursting with introspective, escapist, outsider-anthems. Their effortlessly accomplished mixtapes – creature habits, spaceships, and junk food (which featured their only duet to date, Arlo Parks) – have led the rascal band of brothers to their debut album, life’s a beach: a title that makes total sense, argues Murray, when you’re 'from slap bang in the middle of the country, geographically as far from the nearest seaside as possible.'
The beach of life’s a beach is not, then, a Caribbean hideaway. It’s Margate and Morecombe, the postcard imagery of Martin Parr, the swimming pool of Sexy Beast. Observational, universal and deeply personal, this rounded study of forgotten Britain is the record easy life have spent their young lives working towards.