Hey guys! Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview, been wanting to interview you for a while!
First questions first, I know it can be a repetitive one. BUT how did you start together?
We all met whilst playing in other bands around Brighton and after some alcohol-fueled conversations about music we decided to get together and make some noise…the rest is history!
Although you’ve released a few tracks, you guys have only been together since the back end of last year, which I find incredible to believe as you seem to have you sound nailed down. Did you to click together as fast as it seems?
Yeah pretty much! We had a clear vision of what we wanted to sound like before we even got in a room together which helped things move along. It’s important for us to all be on the same page and to be ruthless when it comes to choosing what songs to keep and what songs to drop as we write in order to keep things in line with how we want to sound, so the whole thing is quite a refined group process.
You’ve gained a lot of momentum really early on, with being featured in the XYZ magazine and supporting DEAD! Do you think it’s moving fast and why do you think that is?
Those things are both great but for us it doesn’t feel like it’s moving all that fast – it’s moving in the right direction though for sure! I think it’s partly because we’ve all been playing in other bands for years, we’ve learned a lot along the way and are trying our best to not make the same mistakes again. We’re in this for the long haul and want to do things the right way.
On the conversation of DEAD! What was it like supporting them? I’m a big fan of the boys and it would be cool to get an inside scoop on what it was like.
Those guys were cool yeah, it was fun to play with them! They’re pretty energetic on stage which is always exciting to watch too. It’s good to play with a band who are out there doing the same kind of things we want to achieve.
I first heard of you when you released your song ‘Snake’ which I really enjoyed, the whole fast paced in your face feel of it all was intense. Where do you pull your influences from as a band?
Thanks! We are all in to lots of different things but we’re definitely inspired by bands who can walk that line between intense and accessible, the bands who have a DIY approach with pop sensibilities.
Which leads me onto your new single ‘Crazy’ which was released yesterday, 2nd March! Can we expect more of the same from you, or will this song see a shift in gear?
It’s a bit of a shift in gear yeah. It’s not as raw sonically as our first two singles, but packs more of a punch at the same time. ‘Crazy’ is a great representation of where we are at right now and where we are heading as a band – it’s got one of those riffs that we hope will get stuck in your head for days whether you like it or not!
You’re having the Single Launch in Brighton at The Prince Albert on 12th March, which is a venue I unfortunately haven’t been to. Just wondering why you’ve chosen to have it there?
We wanted to do our single launch with a local promoter and Hot Wax and Tigmus have been putting on some really good local band showcases at the Prince Albert for a while now so it seemed like the right choice. It’s a nice pub too.
On that night you have Murmur, Murder Boys and Ragweed supporting you. Have you played with these guys before, and are you looking forward to playing alongside them?
We haven’t played with any of them before but have collectively checked them out at other gigs – we’re really excited to have them playing with us as they’ve all been rightfully getting a lot of love from the Brighton scene recently.
With you hailing from the amazing City that is Brighton, home to so much culture and wonderful places! I also know the music scene is doing fairly well down there! Do you think the Brighton music scene is relatively healthy, and are there any acts we should be keeping an out for?
Yeah it’s great down here for live music. You can go out any night of the week and be spoilt for choice of what band to go and watch! Brighton gets a bit of a bad rep for placid crowds – everyone standing there with their arms crossed looking miserable – we see this a lot but it just makes us even more hungry to win them over. Acts to look out for, you should be listening to Gender Roles, Clt Drp, Projector, & Sick Joy…
A bit left field but I love asking this question. Last year was a great year for music, which albums really stood out to you, and is there any that influenced you?
Sure, there’s a few that stood out to us:
Candi: I absolutely love ‘Something to tell you’ from HAIM. I’m a big fan of the band and their catchy melodies/vocal arrangements, and this album brought that and even more. It’s a singalong fave for sure!
Joe: ‘Murder of the Universe’ by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is a great listen. It’s my favourite from the 5 they released last year.
Sam: ‘Strange Peace’ by Metz. It’s noisy and weird and I like it.
Finally, with 2018 still in its infancy, what will make this a successful year for Lazybones, and what do you want to achieve this year?
There’s more new music on the way, there’s more gigs to announce, it’s all looking very exciting. In terms of what we want to achieve, we want to be taking our music to new cities and share stages with even more great bands!
Thanks so much for taking the time out to do the interview, hopefully I will get to see you this year!
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