Got holes in your ‘Pockets’? Don’t worry, Easy Life are here…
FFO: Superfurniture, Mio
Label: Chess Club Records
Leicester’s five piece outfit Easy Life 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, release future jazz banger ‘Pockets’. Singer and front-man Murray first met the band’s bassist and sax player, Sam, at school in the Midlands, where they bonded over a mutual love of early hip-hop, funk and jazz.
‘Pockets’ is an emotionally dissonant mess put together by five musical mechanics to create an undulating masterpiece.
“93 BPM head-nodder born out of the need to give a middle finger to those people who don’t believe in simplicity, and are only concerned with material wealth and all other vices that have made modern living that little bit less sweet. It essentially documents that terrible sinking feeling of realising you can’t quite afford to pay this month’s rent due to your own stupidity; an unsettling emotion that is unshakable, too familiar and hangs over us like a dead albatross.”