Sydney psych-rock band, The Lazy Eyes are headed to The Stag & Hunter Hotel in March as part of a tour to support their latest release, Where’s My Brain???
The members of The Lazy Eyes met at Newtown High School of Performing Arts and early hype around the act saw them land a slot on Laneway Festival line up before they even released a song.
Since then the group have amassed a legion of fans, including BBC’s Abbie McCarthy who played their track Cheesy Love Song during a takeover on Triple J, released their debut EP, played a bunch of headline shows and picked up a spot on the NME 100 for 2021.
With many of the songs penned long before the band’s swift rise to the main stage, Harvey (vocals, guitar, keyboard) says that it feels surreal to still be playing songs that were written in their bedrooms during the middle of high school.
“It’s endlessly fulfilling to see how each crowd reacts differently to the songs. You would expect us to get sick of the songs after years of playing them, but the crowds’ reaction is what keeps it interesting for us,” Harvey told Newcastle Live.
The new single, Where’s My Brain???, is an evolution of the band’s sound and was written with their live show in mind.
“Where’s My Brain??? was written more for the live set than the recording. It was a challenge when it came to the recording process it because we wanted to capture the energy of a live show without making it to crazy to listen to. We wanted to find the right balance so that both a young rocker and our grandparents could listen to it happily.”
With plans to tour overseas on the horizon, the current run of shows, including their date at Mayfield’s Stag & Hunter Hotel, offers music lovers a great chance to jump on The Lazy Eyes’ train before it really starts to roll.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what each place has to offer! We try to look around as much as we can and try different foods etc. But the main thing we look forward to is seeing how each crowd reacts and meeting the people who listen to our music,” Harvey says.
You can catch The Lazy Eyes at The Stag & Hunter Hotel on 5 March 2021. Tickets are on sale via oztix.com.au.