Canadian based Aussie rockers, The Lazy’s are primed to release their banger of a new record, Tropical Hazards on Friday, May 4 via Golden Robot Records!
The band will soon be hitting Europe with label mates, The Lockhearts for a monster tour though May and June!
Since relocating to the total opposite side of the world, things have gone from strength to strength for the The Lazy's who have been playing their asses off all over North America to become one of the most talked about live acts in the country!
Tropical Hazards has done what only few bands have achieved. That is to capture the raw power and energy of a band live on stage and put it on a record.
It’s a high-octane, hell-raising rock ‘n roll ride, that was produced by Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and Eric Ratz (Big Wreck, Danko Jones, Monster Truck).
10 belters that are unabashedly outrageous, packed with classic songs about wild nights, pretty girls, heartbreak, and resilience but are never cliché. It picks up where they left off in 2015 with their Top 10 Canadian singles, Shake It Like You Mean It and Black Rebel
The opening track and lead single from Tropical Hazards, Nothing But Trouble sets the tone: a spirited ode to a particular type of “raging bull” rebel that reveals the influence of classic Aussie rockers like AC/DC and The Angels 'Someone who never pushed it too far, but definitely gave it a good knock. Kind of like us after a night of drinking! We never get arrested but we sure have a good time.' says The Lazy’s vocalist Leon Harrison
The high-voltage riffage continue on tracks like “Can’t Kill the Truth,” “Take Back the Town” and “Louder Than Youth,” a song about defiance towards teachers who abuse authority, directly inspired by Leon’s growing up in the private Catholic school system.
Then there’s the wink-wink, nudge-nudge of “Half Mast Blues,” a rollicking tale of a pirate and his… well, listen and you’ll figure it out…
“Somebody’s Daughter” offers a different vibe altogether, a comment on missing and murdered Indigenous Women, a problem that plagues both Canada and Australia. And the stand-out “Young Modern Lightning” is an emotionally charged, candid account of the realities of being in a touring band for 10 years — and the breakdown of relationships and heartbreak that often result. As much as any fast guitar lick or rollicking drum beat, it’s this song that reveals The Lazy's true commitment to rock ‘n’ roll.
On past tours with bands like The Trews and Danko Jones, The Lazys quickly gained a reputation for their rowdy, high-energy performance. With the release of Tropical Hazards they will soon hit the road with their Aussie label mates, The Lockhearts across Europe and do what they do best: Bring the party! “I want people to leave feeling entertained,” says lead guitarist Matty Morris. “I want them to leave thinking that was the best rock show they’ve ever seen. To leave sweaty, dirty, horny!”
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES w/ The Lockhearts
Tuesday, May 29: Goldmarks, Stuttgart - Germany
Wednesday, May 30: Strom, Munich - Germany
Thursday, May 31: Cassiopeia, Berlin - Germany
Friday, June 1: Molotow, Hamburg - Germany
Saturday, June 2: MTC, Cologne - Germany
Sunday, June 3: Nachtleben, Frankfurt - Germany
Monday, June 4: Sugarfactory, Amsterdam - Netherlands
Wednesday, June 6: The Blackheart, London - UK
PRE-ORDER Tropical Hazards (available on digital, CD and vinyl)
ABOUT THE LAZY'S
Formed way back in 06, The Lazy’s are not newbies on the scene. They paid their dues in bars and dives all over Australia for years, releasing a few EP’s along the way before deciding to make a break for it. So they packed bags and went to New York City to record a new album. Then things took a surprising turn in Toronto at Canadian Music Week where they were booked to play 3 shows in 24 hours. The first was to 10 people but they spread the news like wildfire. The second gig attracted prominent booking agent Ralph James, who signed them on the spot! And at the third, Ian D’Sa, guitarist for Billy Talent, became an instant fan and soon a collaborator. The band and D’Sa co-wrote “Shake it Like You Mean It” and “Black Rebel” over Skype between Australia and Canada, then recorded the tracks in Vancouver with GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Nickelback, Red Hot Chili Peppers). The songs were added to the already completed self-titled album, and released on Pheromone Recordings (Joel Plaskett, The Dears). “And they went Top 10. Which is crazy,” says Matty. “From all of that, we built a relationship with Ian, then decided to do a full album together.” Enter, Tropical Hazards...
The Lazy’s are:
Leon Harrison - Vocals
Matty Morris - Lead Guitar
Glenn Williams - Bass
Liam Shearer - Rhythm Guitar
Andy Nielsen - Drums