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 through May and June!
Since relocating to the total opposite side of the world, things have gone from strength to strength for 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 a 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 continues 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)