Don’t be fooled by The Lazys name – these Australian rockers are anything but. After blowing musical minds in Toronto during Canadian Music Week, the band is back with a self titled album , their Canadian debut, and are about to head out on a cross Canada tour with some of the biggest names in Can-rock music.
While The Lazys may be the band’s Canadian debut, Leon Harrison (vocals), Matt Morris (guitar), Glen Williams (bass), Jay Braslin (drums) and Liam Shearer (guitar) have been hammering at musical success in their home of New South Wales for years. Formed in 2007, the Lazys have already released three EPs and a full-length album, Prison’s Earth (2010) and have worked with legendary Australian producers Phil McKellar and Matt Lovell (Grinspoon, Silverchair). Their track record for impressive collaboration partners continued in Canada, with Ian D’sa (Billy Talent) and John-Angus and Colin MacDonald (The Trews) each co-writing a track with the band, and the legendary GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Nickelback, Mötley Crüe) picking up the production slack. But the Lazys aren’t a band to simply rely on slick production to sell their music – it’s their live performance that really seals the deal. The Lazys make hard and fast rock music, but most of all they make it FUN, and it’s clear that they have just as much fun as their audience while they’re at it. A little Strokes, a lot of AC/DC and a TON of hair, the Lazys blew my mind at their Toronto show, as they’re sure to continue doing on all of their dates.
Check out my interview with the band right here, and scroll down for tour dates and photos from their Toronto show at Danforth Music Hall.
Not in Toronto? Make sure to catch the Lazys when they come through your town. Check out their tour schedule below, and get to rockin with the Lazys!
|October 23||Trash Bar||CMJ Music Marathon||Brooklyn, NY|
|October 25||The Delancey||CMJ Music Marathon||New York, NY|
|October 28||The Horseshow Tavern||Toronto, ON|
|October 31||Pyramid Cabaret||One Bad Son||Winnipeg, MB|
|01-Nov||Evraz Place||Headstones / One Bad Son||Regina, SK|
|03-Nov||O’Brians Event Centre||Headstones / Gloryhound||Saskatoon, SK|
|06-Nov||The Nite Owl||One Bad Son||Calgary, AB|
|07-Nov||Pawn Shop Live||One Bad Son||Edmonton, AB|
|08-Nov||International Beer Haus & Stage||One Bad Son||Red Deer, AB|
|November 9||International Beer Haus & Stage||One Bad Son||Red Deer, AB|
|10-Nov||Better Than Fred’s||One Bad Son||Grande Prairie, AB|
|12-Nov||The Blue Grotto||One Bad Son / The Wild!||Kamloops, BC|
|13-Nov||The Roxy||One Bad Son / The Wild!||Vancouver, BC|
|14-Nov||Doc Willoughby’s||One Bad Son||Kelowna, BC|
|15-Nov||The Max Nightclub||One Bad Son||Vernon, BC|