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BALCONYTV LISBOA PRODUZIDO POR MIGUEL TEIXEIRA
APRESENTADO POR ANDRÉ SANTOS e MARIA CELEIRO
SOM: HUGO AZEVEDO
IMAGEM: JOÃO RAMOS
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The recordings for the first album started in 2003, at OCV Studios in Lisbon. The upcoming album would soon be mixed by Cameron Webb (Social Distortion, Motorhead, etc.) and featured a duet with Joey Cape, singer for one of the most well-known punkrock bands in the world -- LAGWAGON.
"Forever in a Day" is released in April 2004 in Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark through Funtime Records, and later in Portugal on Raging Planet, and Brazil on Highlight Sounds (Danko Jones, Millencolin) supported by MTV Brazil.
In February 2006 the band enters the Japanese market through the big CR Japan, where it became an instant hype.
In Portugal, the feedback was immediate.
The band's first single "Forever in a Day" reached number 2 on MTV's Hit list, and remained in the Top10 for 15 weeks, while the second single "That's not the right way" went straight to number 6 on the countdown.
These releases gave room for a very successful European tour, and a string of big shows in Portugal supporting bands like The Offsring and The Toy Dolls.
2005 was marked by two extremely successful tours in France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Germany, that gathered an awesome feedback both from the audience and the market. Several others shows in these countries followed.
On the same year, the band debuts at SuperBock SuperRock festival in Lisbon, along with The Turbonegro, and The Hives.
Still in 2005, the band enters GeneratorMusic Studios to record the 2nd album. "Can you Keep a Secret" was mixed by Pelle Saether (Bombshell Rocks, No Fun at All), and mastered by Peter in the Betou (Europe, Rammstein, Millencolin, etc,)
The album was released in 2006 through Zona Musica, and widely surpasses the success of "Forever in a Day".
The single "Hush Baby" was number 1 on the new national airplay entries, and the video went straight to number 1 on SIC Radical's TOP Worten, and number 7 on MTV's Hit list.
While the band was on the road in Portugal, the single "October 9th" was playing as part of the soundtrack for the successful TV show "Morangos com Açucar".
On the same year, the band signs a worldwide deal with Universal Publishing, and release "Can you Keep a Secret" in Japan, Holland, Belgium and Spain.
In 2007, they start a truly one of a kind project, and 2009 is the year of emancipation.
While still playing successful shows around Europe, like the Vans Club Tour with No Fun at All (Spain), opening act for Millencolin (Lisbon), Festival Extremusika with The Misfits, The Toy Dolls and Bad Religion (Spain), and headlining Skatefest in Belgium, the band tests their abilities to the maximum and produces not only a more mature and overwhelming new album (recorded and produced at GeneratorMusic Studios by Miguel S. Marques), but also a full length motion picture.
LAUDAMUS VITA was written & directed by Easyway's drummer Danilo Warick, who also was in charge of Production along with Photography Director Miguel Manso, and backed by Easyway & Rafaela Ribas as co-producers, and a group of companies and professionals that supported this endeavour.
The Audio Production was made entirely by the guitarist Miguel S. Marques.
The first single "The Viewer" is a duet featuring the talented Sarah Bettens (K's Choice), and reached the audience on October 6th exclusively through MTV and Antena3 national radio.
December was the time to get the first feedback from the audience, presenting for the first time the movie and album live at Cinema São Jorge in Lisbon, on the SuperBock in Stock Festival. The reaction was unanimous- we are beholding a project of unmatched technical and creative quality in the music business, and EASYWAY are the pioneers in a new way of approaching music.
The new album was released digitally on Nokia Music Store, and will see the light of day on May 3rd through a special DVD/CD edition, including the full length motion picture, and other extras.
LAUDAMUS VITA is without doubt, proof of the way EASYWAY have changed the way they sound, and of the way they have embraced these past few years touring intensively, evolving musically and personally, and building something extraordinary.