Words: Nico // Cover Image: Jack Moran / @jackmoran_76
- This is The Lazy Eyes’ first release since their debut EP last year.
- The single is out now via The Orchard.
- FFO: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Pond & Black Sabbath.
If you’re a lover of King Gizzard then you’re definitely going to indulge in The Lazy Eyes’ latest release. The Australian foursome are back with their new single, ‘Where’s My Brain???’, hand-in-hand with the announcement of their upcoming sophomore EP.
Following the backbone of psych religiously, the track is a collection of dual guitar harmonies, funky basslines and prominent rhythmic drums. Feeling like you’ve stepped into a musical time machine, with dreamy vocals and mystical keys, it’s all you need to have the true 70s psych experience.
In true Australian style, these kids are as cool as they get. The Lazy Eyes say: “We wrote ‘Where’s My Brain???’ in the developing years of the band, at a time when the setlist was lacking fast paced, energetic tracks. We needed that one last song that the audience could mosh and get sweaty to! The song is loosely about losing your mind over something and wanting to have a tantrum, but really it’s just a jam. The demo was made in Harvey’s bedroom using GarageBand drums, which involves tapping the beat on the laptop keyboard, far from the initial vision of the song. The track was then brought to life at a rehearsal in Itay’s brother’s bedroom while crouching under his bunk bed.”
You certainly won’t be able to get enough of them, but luckily for your ears and eyes they have also posted a music video to accompany the release. Directed by Jesse Taylor-Smith, he states: “After I heard the song for the first time I got a mind-blowing blood clot in my brain. Thanks to the Melbourne Covid-19 lockdowns I had plenty of time to invent miniaturising technology and I had a team of lazy eyed experts who were bold enough to get inside my head. I developed the 1960’s pop-up-book style animation in a makeshift studio and as the band is based in Sydney the performance had to be remotely directed. Just like the video itself, the making of it was a bit of fantastic voyage”. ‘Where’s My Brain???’ is out now via The Orchard on all good streaming platforms.