Are you ready to rock? Then meet THE LAZYS one of Australia’s best and most talked about live Rock and Roll bands. THE LAZYS don’t sweet-talk and they offer not an ounce of glamour. Live they are gritty, loud, edgy and dangerous. They always deliver a fistful of rock ‘n’ roll, as they demonstrate on their sizzling new self titled album.
The Australian rock audience demands honesty, energy, and the ability to deliver the goods live in their Rock ‘n’ Roll bands. That is a tradition dating back to the likes of AC/DC (a clear reference point for THE LAZYS), through to The Saints, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel and Silverchair.
Those traits are also valued by Canadian rock fans, so it is no surprise that they’re taking to THE LAZYS faster than a great white shark to an Aussie surfer. THE LAZYS hit these shores for the first time in 2014, on a tour that sparked a mutual love affair between the band and Canada, a country that guitarist Matt Morris calls “our new home away from home.” He explains that “Canada was the very first overseas tour for us as a band. Our first show was in a small town called Chicoutimi and it was one of the best gigs I’ve ever played. The people, the crowd…… It was just soooo intense and supportive. They definitely love their rock and roll! I love Canada!”
That first incursion included showcases at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto, where THE LAZYS quickly became the buzz band of the fest. “Playing Canadian Music Week was just insane,” recalls Matt. “Great crowds, amazing venues and the support from everybody was just fantastic. I had the time of my life, I had a ball!”
CMW has proved career-changing for the band. As a result of THE LAZYS’ CMW performances [three showcases within 23 hours!], renowned Canadian artist manager Larry Wanagas of Bumstead Productions signed them to a management agreement to represent them worldwide, outside of Australia and New Zealand.
Ralph James at United Talent Agency (formerly The Agency Group) was also instantly turned into a believer at CMW, signing THE LAZYS for exclusive concert booking in Canada.
Superstar hard rock producer/engineer GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Nickelback, Mötley Crüe) was so blown away by one incendiary CMW set, he arranged to produce two new tracks at his Vancouver studio.
The rest of the album was produced by the ace Canadian production team of Gus Van Go and Werner F. (Monster Truck, The Stills, Hollerado, The Trews, Priestess), and it perfectly captures their marriage of rock muscle and melody.
Since then, THE LAZYS have failed to live up to their name, choosing instead to work hard at their craft, honing their chops both in the studio and on stage.
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