Leicester’s own Easy life have announced as part of their UK and European headline tour for 2021/2022 a homecoming gig at Leicester’s largest indoor venue the Morningside Arena on November 5th.
Tickets on sale from Friday 9th April at 10am.

The world of ‘life’s a beach’ is explored further today with the stunning video to ‘a message to myself’, which was directed by Andy Baker (known for his work on ‘Rick & Morty’, Adult Swim, and with artists such as Anderson .Paak) and produced by BEKON (Kendrick Lamar). “Murrayshared ‘a message to myself’ whilst we were taking a break from other work,” says Andy, introducing the collaboration. “I already had a rough film idea which likened the feeling of burnout to experiencing the world with my head in a fishbowl, and it instantly felt like the two could work together as a music video. The track takes you on such an amazing emotional rollercoaster, I wanted the animation to match this and the positive feeling it leaves you with. We also wanted the film to talk about mental health in more open and realistic ways, as it was something I had been struggling with doing at the time. I hope this film can help, even in a tiny way, to remove some of the public stigma surrounding discussing mental health and to echo the sentiment of the song by sending a positive message of support to anyone who needs it right now.”

 

On ‘a message to myself’ – and their debut album to follow – easy life step into their role as 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 ‘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. The fact they’re set to release their debut album as the UK enjoys – hopefully – a safe return to the beach seems oddly fitting amidst their unpredictable rise to date.

 

‘life’s a beach’ will feature easy life’s next official single (more of which soon), standout singles ‘nightmares’ and ‘daydreams’, plus 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. A band formed right down to the name itself as an escape (wherever you’re from, or from your inner demons), here is a record – summarises frontman Murray – “that wishes it was anywhere else but here, yet at the same time fixates on a dreary middle England existence.” There may be more rain on the way, but ‘life’s a beach’ is easy life’s absolute moment in the sun.

 

UK + European Headline Tour

01.11.2021 || Bristol || O2 Academy

02.11.2021 || Birmingham || O2 Institute

05.112021 || Leicester || Morningside Arena

06.11.2021 || Manchester || Albert Hall

07.11.2021 || Leeds || O2 Academy

09.11.2021 || Glasgow || Barrowland Ballroom

11.11.2021 || Newcastle || O2 Academy

12.11.2021 || Shef_ield || The Foundry

14.11.2021 || Portsmouth || The Wedgewood Rooms (Matinee)

14.11.2021 || Portsmouth || The Wedgewood Rooms

15.11.2021 || Brighton || Dome

16.11.2021 || London || O2 Brixton Academy

21.11.2021 || Belfast || Limelight

22.11.2021 || Dublin || Olympia Theatre

16.03.2022 || Luxembourg || Den Atelier

18.03.2022 || Paris || La Trabendo 

19.03.2022 || Cologne || Kantine

21.03.2022 || Zurich || Dynamo 

22.03.2022 || Vienna || Grelle Forelle 

24.03.2022 || Prague || Meetfactory

25.03.2022 || Warsaw || Praga Centrum

26.03.2022 || Berlin || Columbia Theater

Pre-sale begins on Wednesday 7th April and general sale is on sale is in Friday 9th April at 10am.

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