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The Lazy Eyes are coming to Manchester to tour their debut album SongBook
SongBook, the debut album by Sydney four-piece The Lazy Eyes, is a world unto itself. It’s all
journey and all destination, a decidedly modern marvel of psych-rock that’s unpretentious in
construction but precious where it counts.
Harvey Geraghty, Itay Shachar and Noah Martin met in their early years at Sydney’s Newtown
High School of the Performing Arts. They became fast friends and began to busk around
Sydney, their burgeoning band bound together by long hours carting their instruments around
the city. Around 2015 The Lazy Eyes decided to formalise the band as a unit, a decision that
coincided neatly with their meeting of Leon Karagic, who provided much-needed bass to their
Off the back of their first two EPs, released in 2020 and 2021, The Lazy Eyes have sold out
numerous shows along Australia’s east coast, including their own music festival, Lazyfest;
garnered praise from outlets including KCRW, FBi Radio, triple j Unearthed, BBC 6 Music and
Radio 1, and NME. Their reputation continues to grow despite the fact that jaunts at SXSW and
The Great Escape were cancelled in light of the pandemic.
SongBook is evidence of an edifice slowly being formed, a trepidatious first footstep by the band
into the wider world. The dynamic “Fuzz Jam”, the latest taste from SongBook, sees the band at
the height of their powers, deftly slipping from one mode to another in seconds. Combining the
piquant feel of classic 60s psych with sharp Gen Z wit, it’s magnanimous and effusive, a vivid
insight into the world of four of Australia’s most talented musicians. Once you’re in The Lazy
Eyes’ world, you might not want to leave any time soon.