Every week, we’re going to be introducing you to a brand new artist we’re going for mad for here at NME Towers via our ego-busting new Q&A, What’s Your Band Called, Mate? This week, Easy Life tell us how all they really want is a “stress-free soundcheck” and a big “bag of weed”.
What’s your band called, mate?
“Our band is called Easy Life and we’re from Leicester.”
Cass – Drums
Lew – Guitar/bass
Sam – Sax/bass/vocals
Jordan – Keys/percussion/sax/ vocals
Murray – Keys/trumpet/vocals
What do you sound like?
“Your favourite old jazz record mixed with the dirty wonders of modern production techniques. Shit bangs”
Are you any good (honestly)?
“Hahahahahahahahahhhahahahahahhahahahahahahahhaaha, don’t even”
What’s your best song?
“The last song I wrote.”
What’s been your most memorable gig?
“Mercury Lounge in New York City.”
Tell us something really interesting about you, that isn’t to do with music.
“Whenever I hear a dog bark, I bark back until it is terrified into submission.”
What’s your karaoke song?
“The Bee Gees’ ‘More Than A Woman'”
Scenario: We’ve given you a shit load of money to make a big budget video – what do you do with it?
“Get some weed”
What do you want to achieve with your music?
(If you answered ‘we just do it for ourselves and anything else is a bonus’, then go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect £200)
If your tourbus was hanging over the edge of a cliff and you needed to throw out one band member as ballast, which member would it be and why?
“Lewis cause he snores”
Fill in the blanks: When you listen to our music, it feels like _sex_ is _happening_ to your _genitals_.
If your band had ‘stans’ (superfans, like Katy Perry’s Kitty Cats or Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters), what would the name for them be?
Ricky Wilson once told NME he would ‘wank off a tramp’ to get famous. What would you do?
“Suck off a tramp?”
Where can we see you next?
“Flying through the sky, jet setting, making money, rolling through first class lounge in departures, ‘pon your gran’s settee”
What do you want to happen at your last ever show?
“A stress-free soundcheck”
Any final words?
“Bye bye, thanks for stopping by”
Easy Life’s ‘Spaceships’ mixtape is out now