The mark Easy left upon disbanding in 1994 is notable – when returning to Sweden years later, they found a new Indie scene full of bands inspired by their uniqueness and success, having toured all over Europe with bands like The Gun Club, The House of Love, Lush, The Charlatans and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
‘Radical Innocence’ is Easy’s third release via German label A Turntable Friend Records, the first being the ‘Magic Seed’ LP reissue in 2017 and the 2018 release of ‘A Heartbeat from Eternity’, a user-friendly compilation of the two previous albums, along with the fresh new single ‘Ask the Sky’.
‘Golden Birds (Early Morning Version)’ and the ‘Radical Innocence’ LP are now available across digital stores like Apple Music and streaming platforms, such as Spotify. The album can also be ordered on CD via Bandcamp, where all releases are also available directly from the artist.
Johan Holmlund – lead vocal
Tommy Ericson – guitar
Anders Petersson – guitar
Rikard Jormin – bass
Tommy Dannefjord – drums
Ingvar Larsson – keyboards
Lyrics and music written by Easy
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Pat Collier at Perry Vale Studios
Photos by Eyleen Kotyra, except photo on stairwell by Sofia Wallner
“Easy will help break down that traditional English snobbish attitude towards European acts. People will be made to sit up and take notice, ‘cos what they’re doing is intrinsically more valid than most of the inadequate who clog up record space in Rough Trade’s shop” – NME
“Easy like nothing better than to reinvent themselves in the middle of a song. Easy come, Easy go? I doubt it very much” – Melody Maker
“Often touted as Scandinavia’s answer to The Smiths and New Order. Highly accessible and thoroughly enjoyable – a feel good anthem not bound by time” – Amplify Music Mag
“Sounds like Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr jamming with Miles Kane and Graham Coxon. A delicious cocktail we’d like to sip on for another decade” – The Record Stache
“Goes down every bit as easy as their seminal album 3 decades ago, attesting to their continued significance to listeners here and now” – Big Takeover Magazine
“Intelligible and sophisticated, as well as endearing… captivating, lighthearted and romantic view of life and space in the modern world” –Louder Than War