EP Review – Premium Leisure: Easy FM

Premium Leisure – Easy FM

Following the release of a couple of impressive and insanely catchy singles, Premium Leisure (aka Chris Barker) released his EP, Easy FM, yesterday alongside new single The Opener.

With a clear penchant for an infectious tune and a welcome lilt of the Marc Bolans about his vocal, the EP is a lovely amalgamation of alacrity and relaxation.

We covered lead track Remedies on its release, describing it as ‘a psych infused indie-pop tune that momentarily takes away the troubles of the world’. That still feels like a fair description and, given the extent of the troubles of the world right now, that’s saying something.

Ready For Forever picks up the hazy reins and runs faultlessly into the slightly more experimental title track, Easy FM.

Without a hint of irony, The Opener is the closing track on the EP, the refrain of ‘I hope you had a good time’ surely asking a rhetorical question of anyone listening – of course we had a good time, with four tracks radiating joyful summer- fuelled vibes, how could we not?

Easy FM is the inaugural EP and physical release through Plum Cuts; a new record label based in South London. You can order a vinyl or digital copy here. If you’re quick you might be able to grab one of a highly limited run of dub-plate vinyl, with hand-stamped and numbered craft cardboard sleeves … what are you waiting for?

Catch up with Premium Leisure here

Review by Siobhan
Photo © Ash Cooke

12th August 2021