The Lazys have begun writing new record with Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa
The Lazys consisting of lead vocalist Leon Harrison, lead guitarist Matty Morris, rhythm guitarist Liam Shearer, drummer Andy Nielsen and bassist Troy Smith have begun writing songs for a new studio album along with Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa. The latter appears tapped to produce The Lazys‘ next studio album. D’Sa co-produced The Lazys‘ last studio album Tropical Hazards along with Eric Ratz. Tropical Hazards took the #1 spot on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2018 and finished at an impressive #5 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2018.
The following message was posted on The Lazys‘ Facebook page earlier today:
“For everyone wondering, speculating and awaiting….. The writing for the follow up to Tropical Hazards has BEGUN!!! Bring on 2020🤘🏼#newrecord #thelazys #iandsa #producer#billytalent #getreadypunks #gibsonguitars#fender”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in respect of choosing The Lazys‘ Tropical Hazards as the top album of 2018:
“Within a week of listening to The Lazys‘ Tropical Hazards earlier this year, I had the album pencilled in as Sleaze Roxx‘s top album of the year. The only question was whether a record would come along to knock The Lazys off their pedestal. As it turns out, there were a couple of worthy contenders but The Lazys were never really in trouble (pun intended). Ever since seeing The Lazys blow the roof off Lee’s Palace in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and headliner The Wild! along the way (which is no easy feat) back in April 2018, I have taken great pleasure in discovering the band’s music. As it turns out, The Lazys‘ story is one of perseverance and hard work to finally find “the sound.”
If you listen to The Lazys‘ earlier records (mostly EPs) released when they were based in Australia, you’ll notice that the band took quite a while to find that near perfect rock n’ roll sound that is bestowed upon us with Tropical Hazards. Many bands could learn a thing or two from The Lazys who took the time to grow and learn musically, who moved from sunny Australia to Canada (of all places) to open more doors for their music career, and who simply put on a killer live show. All these things took a lot of time and a shitload of their own money but The Lazys are proof that if you work hard enough at your craft, you can eventually release albums that are on par with your heroes. It would be unfair not to mention that a large part of The Lazys‘ growth — musically and songwriting wise — is due to Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa who took the band sort of under his wing and apparently molded them into killer songwriters.”
The Lazys‘ “Half Mast Blues” video (from Tropical Hazards album):
Official Music video for The Lazys – Half Mast Blues Stream/download: https://TheLazys.lnk.to/TROPICALHAZARDS Back from a mind blowing UK & European summer, Aussie / Canadian Rock n Rollers THE LAZYS are set to blast across Canada this fall on their ‘Half Mast Blues’ tour. Tickets are selling fast, head over to www.thelazysband.com to secure yours TODAY!!!