Easy Life have released their new single ‘Dead Celebrities’ alongside a brilliant video, available now on Island Records. The hotly-tipped Leicester-based band will release their new mixtape, ‘Junk Food’, on Friday (10.01), which also features the singles ‘Earth’ and ‘Nice Guys’ alongside a collaboration with Arlo Parks, ‘Sangria’.
In other big news, Easy Life were announced in the number 2 spot in the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2020 today ahead of their intimate ‘Meal Deal’ tour this week at record-stores around the UK – with matinee shows now added due to demand – before commencing their full blown ‘Junk Food’ tour which includes an already-sold-out date at London’s Roundhouse.
‘Dead Celebrities’ is a playful, surreal but also deadly serious look into the world of 21st century fame, arriving just as Easy Life’s own star appears in the ascension. Relocating Leicester’s finest to L.A – alongside some familiar faces – Easy Life’s ability to handle big themes with a signature lightness of touch is taken to its greatest heights yet on latest project, ‘Junk Food’. Whether tackling the environment (‘Earth’), modern-day heroes and villains (the Trump-skewering ‘Nice Guys’ video) or emotional dependency (‘Sangria’), Easy Life have emerged the year’s most essential new band. And in front-man Murray, the UK may also have found its next unlikely pop star…
Across their formative bodies of work to date – ‘Spaceships’, ‘Creature Habits’, and now ‘Junk Food’ – Easy Life have found a sound (and way with modern storytelling) which feels truly their own. Theirs is a genre-busting attitude that, like many of their generation, draws no line between a love of US rap as the minutiae of British life in the pursuit of creative freedom (and emotional honesty). On a personal level, Easy Life have also come to represent the power of hard graft and a positive outlook when national optimism seems in particularly short supply. From Murray’s upbringing on a farm to lyrics that have won them a passionate global audience, the band’s journey thus far is a timely reminder never to settle for an Easy Life.
‘Meal Deal’ in-store tour:
09.01.2020 || Banquet x Przym || Kingston
10.01.2020|| Rough Trade x The Y Theatre || Leicester (Early Show)
10.01.2020|| Rough Trade x The Y Theatre || Leicester (Late Show)
12.01.2020 || Rough Trade || Nottingham (Matinee Show)
12.01.2020 || Rough Trade || Nottingham (Late Show)
13.01.202 || Vinilo x The Brook Show || Southampton
14.01.2020 || Cult Hero x Komedia || Brighton
15.01.2020 || Rough Trade || Bristol (Sold Out)
16.01.2020 || Rough Trade East || London (Matinee)
16.01.2020 || Rough Trade East || London (Late Show)
Tickets for the ‘Junk Food’ tour 2020 are available now – see HERE for dates.
‘Junk Food’ Mixtape:
Sangria ft. Arlo Parks