The Lazy Eyes are the psychedelic wonder-boys hailing straight from Australia that indubitably, needs to be in your private ‘Ones To Watch’ listing. As if blooming from the sunkissed meadows, their sound is in its most natural state, showcasing the uncooked skills of every of the band’s members. Their most up-to-date launch, EP2, is a coming of age love story; an ode to life as they comprehend it. There’s pureness to the best way they craft every of their songs, as a result of sheer dedication and perception of their sound exploration that’s nothing extra and nothing much less. With an ideal steadiness of grit, etherealness, curiosity, and sunshine, they’ve set a excessive bar, rapidly cementing themselves as beacons in trendy psychedelia. With their laser sharp focus and clear dedication, it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the world catches on.
SPIN caught up with the down-to-earth band and picked their brains about their new EP, the street to success, existential questions they will’t cease enthusiastic about, and extra. Catch their most up-to-date launch, EP2, right here.
Who all are The Lazy Eyes and the way did you come to life?
The Lazy Eyes are Harvey, Itay, Leon and Noah and we got here to life after assembly at a performing arts highschool a number of years in the past and sharing an curiosity in the identical music and having fun with awkward jokes.
Inform us about your sound – the place does your type originate from and what have been your largest visible, social, and sonic influences?
I believe our sound is simply the amalgamation of all of the unconscious issues we’ve been impressed by through the years, utilized to our songs. Only in the near past we had been engaged on a brand new tune in Lindfield Studios and we observed we had been including in some issues that we’d by no means lean into earlier than and we actually loved doing it. Harvey’s been getting tremendous into dub music, so we added this beat repeat factor however then additionally there was a bit of excessive synth drone we put in that gave us old-school Outkast vibes? In any case, I believe what I’m making an attempt to say is that what we’re listening to is at all times altering and that’s what retains us completely happy.
What does your typical songwriting/manufacturing course of seem like? Is there a set components or does it constantly evolve and shape-shift alongside together with your concepts?
Harvey and I write the songs for the band, generally collectively generally individually. The recording course of actually adjustments up primarily based on the tune, we used to do all of the layers simply Harvey and I, now we’re experimenting with stay band recording which has been so enjoyable and rewarding. In any sense, enjoying the songs stay provides fertile floor for every of us to talk our personal musical voice by way of our devices and let that seep into the association. Normally over time issues simply mutate till they attain their remaining type.
How do you outline and understand success? What’s your journey been like this yr within the pursuit in the direction of it?
Yeah, it’s been tremendous complicated this yr! It’s laborious to gauge your personal success when out of the blue quite a lot of the issues that you just thought would lead you there are now not a viable choice. I assume you simply have to seek out happiness somewhere else. For us, lockdown has introduced us actually shut as pals and with our shut group, too. It’s tremendous fortunate to at all times really feel like you may have somebody to speak to who’s in your boat, and in a bit of method, isn’t cultivating that feeling with one other individual already the most important success of all of them?
You’ve simply launched your second EP, EP2, which presents a set of pure psych-rock/pop singles – what observe challenged you probably the most to file? Which one was probably the most gratifying? Which had probably the most to say?
Thanks! I believe EP2 centres across the recording of ‘The Island’. It’s the primary observe Harvey and I began producing after we went into the undertaking. We actually needed to problem ourselves to be actually creatively open to any concepts or sounds that we thought would work in a recording, so it ended up sounding a bit like a tapestry the place one factor may are available in for a number of bars after which vanish endlessly, or the surroundings would out of the blue change. ‘Bon Voyage’ by Melody’s Echo Chamber actually influenced us to assume that method. ‘No one Taught Me’ was probably the most straight forward to get down, only a easy little Grandaddy-esque rock quantity! ‘The place’s My Mind???’ then again, was not, haha! We actually struggled to seize the bashy but exact really feel of the guitar solos. So we ended up recording them collectively within the room and head banging to nail the vibe down.
Psychedelic music and the psychedelia/counter-culture motion may be generally known as an period of exploring existential curiosities – what are some existential questions you consider? Have any been explored in your music?
Oh man, now that’s a query! Lemme get my bong out actual fast, simply joking. To be actually trustworthy, we’re identical to some other buddy group of younger guys going by way of this bizarre world. We cope with the identical existential doubts as everybody else! “Will I discover real love?”, “Will the band make it?”, “Will I ever have the ability to clean out the air bubble I trapped underneath my telephone’s display screen protector?” The reality is, no one is aware of the reply to those questions, and that’s the lovely factor, that at the very least we’re all in awe collectively.
Positively I believe that there are quite a lot of themes of affection that come out in Harvey and my songs, and we chat in regards to the occasional Tinder swipes and stuff in apply. It’s simply pure to vent about, proper?
If you happen to needed to give a title to the present stage you’re at in your profession, what wouldn’t it be?
“Constructed some good roots, received some first rate tracks, simply maintain swimming, simply maintain swimming”. I believe that truly sums it up. In a method we’re all workaholics for this band, as a result of we actually take pleasure in it and get satisfaction from enjoying and hanging out with one another. We maintain to our little insular bubble and carry on making issues that we attempt to make the perfect we probably can, after which we simply put them out into the ether and hope they stick.
In what methods do you want to encourage up and coming artists/producers which might be aiming to get their inventive work out into the world?
Simply begin! If you understand what you need to hear in your head, nothing technical goes to cease you from getting there when you put sufficient love and vitality into it!
What’s subsequent for The Lazy Eyes?
Nothing. EP2 is our final launch ever. Go stream it now earlier than we alter our minds and delete it endlessly 🙂
Take an opportunity now and manifest one thing: ______________.
Any final phrases for the SPIN-verse?
Thanks a lot for having us! We actually loved filming our spin session, and hopefully it provides you some good head spins whenever you watch it.
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