The Lazy Eyes have served up a psych fest with their new mind-bending new single, ‘Where’s My Brain?’.
This track is the first single taken from the Australian band’s forthcoming second EP, aptly named EP2, and is one strong way to announce the release. The spine-tingling four-piece met when they were 16-years-old, and all were attending the same performing arts high school. This breeding ground allowed them to cut their teeth, and soon enough, they became one of the leading lights in the Sydney music scene with their jaw-dropping live shows.
From listening to ‘Where’s My Brain?’ it’s easy to understand how the band is well suited to the live scene. The numerous twists and turns the track takes all over the place make for an electrifying, unadulterated listening experience, and this can only enhance on stage. The track feels structureless, which often would be a negative, but The Lazy Eyes use this to their advantage and conduct a wild recipe that turns out delicious.
“We always end the live shows with this one, it’s so fun and loose,” the band commented about the track. “Even if our pedalboards have melted and our amps have caught fire, we always trust this song to bring it home,” they added.
The Lazy Eyes also touched upon the songwriting process: “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.”
‘Where’s My Brain?’ is a beguiling way to spend the best part of seven minutes and allow the mind to wander. The Lazy Eyes are certainly an outfit to watch, Australia has become a breeding ground for psychedelic music, and we could be looking at the next fine export.