The Lazys are certainly creating a groundswell on the live front with their raw and energetic rock performances.
Touring Canada three times already this year, their blistering sets at Canadian Music Week in May saw the central coast rockers create a buzz that saw them record a couple of tracks with legendary producer GGGarth Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
How has the response been in Canada and the US?
The response was overwhelming really. Since our performances at Canadian Music Week in May we have signed some great deals, toured the entire country and also worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Radio is getting right behind the single across Canada, so much so we even charted for a few weeks, which was unreal.
How does an Aussie band manage to crack the US – do you have a strategy? How are you going about making inroads?
There’s definitely an element of strategy from a manager’s point of view but, as for the band, our live show is our selling point. That and having a great album supporting what you do live is key but what we had to make sure of was when the bigwigs saw us, we were undeniably the best rock band they were ever gunna lay eyes on.
It’s a big statement but truly what defines a rock band is the impact they leave on the crowd and that all comes from what you as a band put into each and every performance.
The new album was recorded in NYC with producers Gus Vango and Werner F (The Trews, Monster Truck, The Grates). There were two additional songs added to the album after Canadian Music Week.
These songs were our brand-new single Shake It Like You Mean It, co-written with Ian D’Sa of Billy Talent, and Hard Luck, which was co-written with Colin and JA from The Trews. Both songs were produced and recorded by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro) in Vancouver.
The album is a body of work that screams rock ’n’ roll. Mighty riffs, singalong choruses and songs that belt outta the speakers!
What is the band’s process for getting a song from page to stage?
Generally Matt and I will write the majority of the song and then build from there. Lately we have been doing a lot of co-writing also, which is unreal as it offers so much more to the final product.
Working with Ian D’Sa of Billy Talent is a dream because the guy has so much knowledge and so much to offer.
What are you looking forward to most coming back for an Oz tour?
Really looking forward to Byron Bay as it’s just such an epic town. We also can’t wait for Festival of the Sun because so many other rad bands are playing and it’s gunna be a great chance to drink a few beers on the beach and hear some amazing music.
Getting back to Tasmania is also gunna be great as we haven’t toured there in a while and we have lot of supporters down there.
Friday at the Hotel Great Northern. Free Entry.