The Lazy Eyes return with new single ‘Where’s My Brain???’, announce sophomore EP and headline shows
Today 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 and their debut headline shows in Melbourne and Brisbane. 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, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Black Sabbath. Their most distorted release to date, hypnotic drums and bass that support the adventures of countless polymetric dual guitar solos. Taking their 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.”
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.”
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. Locally they secured the #17 Most Played Artist of 2020 on triple j Unearthed following their Feature Artist spotlight, alongside playlist additions from FBi Radio, SYN and 2SER, with praise from Pilerats, Monster Children, Life Without Andy, Frankie Magazine and more. EP2 follows what under traditional circumstances would have been a breakout year for the 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.
‘Where’s My Brain???‘ is out now via The Orchard, buy/stream it here.
PRAISE FOR THE LAZY EYES
“A phenomenal blend of modern sensibilities and classic experimental pop”
“The makings of a psych giant”
NME Magazine (4 Stars)
“If Brian Wilson joined Tame Impala for a day”
“Their music retains a youthful freshness that, rather than recycling, reinvigorates the ingredients they have taken from their heroes”
“The hype is real. Believe it.”
Life Without Andy
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 15 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.