Big Top, Saturday 2018
Easy Life are a Leicester five-piece whose early material explores that push and pull between the promise of a simpler existence, and the hedonism or temptations which occasionally threaten to get in the way. Singer and front-man Murray and sax player, Sam, bonded over a mutual love of early hip-hop, funk and jazz. Having signed up the rest of the band on the local scene, they soon began to write songs as Easy Life, mixing these more transatlantic influences with elements of indie, punk, and the less-exotic realities of rainy middle England.
Confident and charismatic, Pockets is an instant introduction to an exciting, escapist new band, and a timely reminder that those lives lived fully also rarely come easily.