Easy Brother

Easy Brother

BandAlternativeRock

Six months in a leaky bus, 3 guys travelled the UK to form Easy Brother. Now back in Australia, songwriters Brett Sullivan & Tony Jones, backed up by drummer Neal Flatley, turn in an album of rock tunes that ring familiar but you just can’t put your finger on it. Maybe that’s just Easy Brother.

Biography

Six months in a leaky bus.
That’s how Easy Brother started.
On a diet of rice and pasta, in the world’s most unreliable transport, three guys travelled the cold UK to form what would become Easy Brother. A few years later we have their debut album.

It seemed like a good idea at the time – leave Australia, pack the guitars, get on a plane, get through customs, buy an old bus, build some bunks in it, persuade people to book the band, play some shows, sell some CDs, and get enough cash to put diesel in the bus for another day...
That was a few years back when Tony Jones, Brett Sullivan and Neal Flatley were in a group called Mockingbird. The band soon called it a day but the experience stuck. It hung around. Started to get annoying. Like an itch you can’t scratch, but knowing you’ll eventually get it.
A few years later Brett and Tony hooked back up in Sydney, 2002. Brett played Tony a demo of Comfort Me and it was then that the songwriting seemed to find it’s own feet. That demo got the ball rolling with Tony turning up a month later with a bag full of songs. They recorded a version of On and On - it sounded promising, so they demo-ed another thirty songs.
But what they really needed was drums to bring the songs alive. So they rang up Neal, got him drumming, and instantly a sound started to gel. But nothing was too precious. You could hear the influences - they didn’t care. They hadn’t sung before - it didn’t matter. But the songs were taking shape and most of all they were having fun.
So throughout 2004 they recorded 20 songs in small studios and Brett’s garage. Pulling a few favours, borrowing a few microphones, recording on laptops and the rest. And the words, where were they coming from? For Tony it was a tough three years that gave him enough fuel for a lifetime. For Brett it was the specific moments - the small things that got under your skin.
Sitting on top of Neal’s drumming the songs now found a home. Comfort Me opened up the album with the original demo guitar shouting at you. On and On took three versions to get it right - each one getting simpler. Invincible found its feet when the distortion pedal got turned on. Let the Sun Shine was a simple story backed up by a kick drum. My Love was the unashamed pop song. I Won’t Give Up was the rawest of statements while there was no mistaking the mood in Lower than Low. Can Be Someone wore its heart on its sleeve, while the pondering lick in What It All Means asked the big question. Pretty Good Day for a Rainy Day was the reminder that sometimes life is actually pretty good. The simple sound of a band in a room was the no frills Fatal Lie. And the Killing Song - a chilling reminder of a New York phone call.
Easy Brother – the debut album - straight up songs resulting in an ecclectic mix of rock and pop tunes that ring familiar, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Maybe that’s just Easy Brother.

Lyrics

Pretty Good Day for a Rainy Day

Written By: Jones/Sullivan

Sky lights gold
Feels nothing can do me wrong
Clouds glow grey
Just take this chance
To feel alive

And when the fire burns low
It burns slow

Please take this moment
Wrap it up for a rainy day

It’s a pretty good day for a rainy day
It’s a pretty good day for a rainy day
It’s a pretty good day for a rainy day

Trees flicker green
The colours they seem to dance around like wads of money
And she tenderly sleeps
Her eyes are yours
My heart for her

And when the fire burns low
It burns slow
It burns slow

Please take this moment
Wrap it up for a rainy day

It’s a pretty good day for a rainy day
It’s a pretty good day for a rainy day
It’s a pretty good day for a rainy day

Please take this moment
Wrap it up for a rainy day

Can Be Someone

Written By: Jones/Sullivan

Takes a man a little while to get it
I needed more time
All the times I try to hurt your feelings
But in the mean time

I try to give the best of me
Instead you get the worst of me
Come rolling like a slow turning tide
The fears I had inside of me
Were killing you with jealousy
The one thing the same thing I cried
Would you listen to me

Wont you help me to be just a better man
Babe can you help me believe that I can be someone
Told me if I could dream just a little dream
Man you can take it or leave it just believe it

The endless days and lonely nights I hit it
Doing the white lines
The only words I said to you were riddles
Of my desire

I try to give the best of me
Instead you get the worst of me
Come rolling like a slow turning tide
The fears I had inside of me
Were killing you with jealousy
The one thing the same thing I cried
Would you listen to me

Wont you help me to be just a better man
Babe can you help me believe that I can be someone
Told me if I could dream just a little dream
Man you can take it or leave it just believe it

That I can be someone
That I can be someone
That I can be someone...

Lower than Low

Written By: Jones/Sullivan

It’s a big hole to dig
And the walls are caving in
Don’t know how lucky you were
She loved you and you’ve torn it apart again
Knowing full well that the first time
Did you both in

Lower than low
How far will you go?
She was your girl
She was the love of your world

I just don’t understand you

It’s hard to forgive
And you never forget
Even I would be reminded of the last time
And I was on the sidelines
Oh, bitter taste
You left us all betrayed
And most of all you left your lover cheated alone

Lower than low
How far will you go?
So much to make up
Where do you start
To face up and grow up
She was your girl
She was the love of your world

I just don’t understand you

Discography

Debut album just completed titled Easy Brother.
Videos for Invincible, Comfort Me, What It All Means, My Love and Pretty Good Day for a Rainy Day.

Set List

1 hour set.
Comfort Me
Invincible
What It All Means
Let the Sunshine
Fatal Lie
Killing Song
My Love
Boys and Girls
Ziggy
I Won't Give Up
On and On
Can Be Someone