Rising psych-rock outfit The Lazy Eyes usher in the new year with the release of a brand new single, “Hippo“, a new edit of the (deliciously warped) fan favourite “Fuzz Jam“, this week added to the playlist at BBC 6 Music, and news of their first ever UK live dates to come in May.
Both singles are taken from their much-anticipated debut album Songbook, coming in March.
LISTEN TO “HIPPO” + “FUZZ JAM (RADIO EDIT)” HERE
‘Hippo‘ is an alluring amble from The Lazy Eyes, complete with hairpin turns and tightly-locked grooves. Free of reverb, the instrumental channels an Abraxas style, ‘Samba Pa Ti‘ shuffle, buoyed by subtle drum fills and bass; an authentic distillation of the free-jam spirit synonymous with The Lazy Eyes live show.
“Hippo is my favourite song on the record,” shares bassist Leon. “You can really feel the energy coming together as a group, given that it was one of the three songs on the album that we recorded as a band.”
The release is also paired with a new radio edit of their track, ‘Fuzz Jam’, embraced by SPIN, BBC Radio 6, NME, KCRW, Ones To Watch, triple j (#1 Most Played Song in November 2021), and more.
THE LAZY EYES
With SongBook, The Lazy Eyes open a world unto itself, a space as mystical as it is visceral. The forthcoming debut album sees The Lazy Eyes sharing songs written over the course of their first five years as a band – but like every good fantasy world, it abides by its own logic. Evidence of an edifice slowly being formed, SongBook is strange like that — a decidedly modern marvel of psych-rock that is unpretentious in construction but precious where it counts. A trepidatious first footstep by the band into the wider world, combining the piquant feel of classic 60s psych with sharp Gen Z wit. Magnanimous and effusive, it’s a vivid insight into the world of four of Australia’s most talented musicians.
Step inside, but be warned: once you’re in The Lazy Eyes‘ world, you might not want to leave.
THE LAZY EYES UK TOUR DATES
16 – Leeds – Headrow House
Buy tickets HERE
Photo Credits: Jack Moran