Another day closer to The Great Escape and another chat with an act that you definitely need to find the time to check out; Easy Life.
Following the release of recent mixtape Creature Habits, Easy Life has well and truly cemented their way in our ears, hearts and every day lives. Just give ‘Ice Cream’ a listen and we defy you to be able to not walk away humming along to it.
Hey! How are you? How has life been post mixtape release?
Hey, I’m great thanks, life has been beautiful, gassed to have released a body of music which can represent where we are as a collective.
We love the Creature Habits Mixtape, especially ‘Ice Cream’, what’s your favourite part of it, if you have one?
Yes, ice cream is a banger, fire fire. We loved recording string on ice cream, it was really emotional and super interesting. The sound of real strings played live always makes me feel something.
How was the process of choosing which tracks made the cut?
This was fairly painless really. We wanted to show our various angles both thematically and musically and hence why we chose the tunes we did. They all say something slightly different and indulge a different individual musical fantasy, it felt right to include songs that fall slightly off centre as well as those which were perhaps more obvious choices for our first release.
If you could describe the mixtape in three words what would they be?
You’re playing at The Great Escape next week, looking forward to it?
Brighton is a gorgeous city, honestly, can’t wait.
Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at the festival?
Looking forward to seeing Benny Mails, interesting dude.
If you could collaborate with any artist on the line-up, who would it be and why?
Slowthai. Mainly because he’s from Birmingham and his music is cool. I think we would have lots of fun.
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
We love both. Playing a headline show is always much easier, people know what you’re about and have paid money specifically to come see how it goes down. However, at a festival, the majority of people have no idea who you are/ where you come from/ what music you’re into and hence why you have to convince them that it’s culturally relevant and interesting. You only have 30 mins to do this so it is always an interesting experience; we relish the challenge.
Have you got many other gigs lined up for us to get excited about?
Supporting Liam Gallagher omfg lmfao wtf
What are your top festival survival tips?
Don’t sell drugs to minors.