Easter

With work nearly completed on their 2nd LP, Easter return to live action this autumn. Their 2012 debut Innocence Man was well received, called ‘an extraordinary listen’ by Folly Of Youth, and a ‘remarkable feat’ by Americana UK amid a host of great reviews. The single ‘Somethin’ American’ made the XFM playlist, and ‘Never Me’ found an admirer in Tom Ravenscroft at BBC 6 Music.

In 2013 the band laid down a batch of new songs with Patrick Crane and while most were later abandoned, ‘How You Spend Your Time’ from the ill-fated ‘PC sessions’ was given an airing by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 after being shared online.

Easter songs blend disparate elements, as the face-melting guitar antics of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth get pulled apart by slow-core Americana and the free-improv tendencies of drummer Andrew Cheetham. While the focus in on song forms in the pop sense, there’s a heaviosity to their sound that has seen them share the stage with White Hills, Ranga, Mugstar and Mono. Expect intensity from a band looking to make up for lost time.

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