EARLY PRAISE FOR THE LAZY EYES:
“Fresh-faced Aussie four-piece viewing psychedelia through a modern lens”
“Now nostalgia aficionados don’t have to root around in cool vinyl sections to discover the past, because The Lazy Eyes are the future.”
The Line Of Best Fit
“The makings of a psych giant… The Lazy Eyes coast from dazed pop to shameless love ballads and claim pole position for the next mainstage psych outfit along the way“
NME Magazine on EP1
“Live up to the hype”
“It’s as if Brian Wilson joined Tame Impala for a day”
Today, the preciously young Australian four-piece The Lazy Eyes return with their new single ‘Where’s My Brain???‘. The first of new music for 2021, the release comes in tandem with the news of their upcoming second EP.
Listen and watch HERE
‘Where’s My Brain???‘ is the first taste of The Lazy Eyes’ next chapter, a leap further into the driving rhythms of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the woozy, left turns of Pond and the slow-burn of Black Sabbath. Their most distorted release to date, crisp drums and bass illustrate their hypnotic, polymetric adventures over dual guitar harmonies. Taking their improv impulses further than before, ‘Where’s My Brain???‘ is unabashedly unkempt and distilled in its purest form. “We always end the live shows with this one, it’s so fun and loose,” The band share. “Even if our pedalboards have melted and our amps have caught fire, we always trust this song to bring it home,” laughs Itay.
Of the songwriting process, The Lazy Eyes continue, “We wrote ‘Where’s My Brain???’ in the developing years of the band, at a time when the setlist was lacking fast paced, energetic tracks. We needed that one last song that the audience could mosh and get sweaty to! The song is loosely about losing your mind over something and wanting to have a tantrum, but really it’s just a jam. The demo was made in Harvey’s bedroom using GarageBand drums, which involves tapping the beat on the laptop keyboard, far from the initial vision of the song. The track was then brought to life at a rehearsal in Itay’s brother’s bedroom while crouching under his bunk bed.”
Accompanying the psych-rock odyssey is the space-age music video directed by Jesse Taylor-Smith, who shares “After I heard the song for the first time I got a mind-blowing blood clot in my brain. Thanks to the Melbourne Covid-19 lockdowns I had plenty of time to invent miniaturising technology and I had a team of lazy eyed experts who were bold enough to get inside my head. I developed the 1960’s pop-up-book style animation in a makeshift studio and as the band is based in Sydney the performance had to be remotely directed. Just like the video itself, the making of it was a bit of fantastic voyage.”
WATCH WHERE’S MY BRAIN??? HERE
With their debut EP last year, The Lazy Eyes went on to sell out headline shows, amass over a combined 1.5 million streams and receive praise from the BBC’s Jack Saunders, Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson, Bandcamp, NME, DIY Mag, The Line of Best Fit, i-D, Clash and many more.
EP2 follows what under traditional circumstances would have been a breakout year for band spent showcasing at a would-be SXSW, The Great Escape and Splendour In The Grass. Instead they regrouped to their creative hub, Lindfield Studios, revitalised and focused on bringing more recordings to life with their new lineup.
Now with new music under their belt, if their position in the coveted NME 100 is any indication of the year ahead, The Lazy Eyes promise to hold nothing back.
ABOUT THE LAZY EYES
The Lazy Eyes are Harvey Geraghty (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Itay Shachar (vocals, guitar), Leon Karagic (bass) and Noah Martin (drums). At 16 years old, they met at a performing arts high school which provided fertile ground to pursue their creative projects. In the time since the group have built a cult following with their magnetic live set, long before their debut single, like word of mouth wildfire. Their eventual spread soon reached the BBC’s Abbie McCarthy who aired the then-unreleased ‘Cheesy Love Song’ during a takeover on Australia’s national youth broadcaster, triple j. In the year that followed, their debut EP saw The Lazy Eyes sell out headline shows, amass a combined 1.5 million streams and receive praise from the BBC, Bandcamp, NME, DIY Mag, The Line of Best Fit, i-D, Clash and many more.