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EASY LIFE

As GQ wrote when profiling the band, “imagine what would happen if Alex Turner, Kaytranada and Loyle Carner collaborated, and you’ll get something fairly close to Easy Life’s indefinable sound.”

A band born in the Midlands, with frontman Murray Matravers growing up on a farm in Loughborough, and his bandmates Oliver Cassidy (drums), Sam Hewitt (bass), Lewis Alexander Berry (guitar) and Jordan Birtles (keyboards/percussion) on either side of him in Leicester and Nottingham.


Since 2017, Easy Life have paved their own way via a catalogue bursting with introspective, escapist, outsider-anthems. Their effortlessly accomplished mixtapes – ‘creature habits’, ‘spaceships’, and the top-10-charting ‘junk food’ (which featured their only duet to date, with Arlo Parks) – have led the rascal band of brothers to debut album, ‘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.” Like all things that sound crafted on the hoof, a lot of love (and pain) goes into making Easy Life sound as easy as they do. Or as Murray sums it up, “it’s a record that wishes it was anywhere else but here, yet at the same time fixates on a dreary middle England existence.”