A wise man once said it’s long way to the top if you want to rock ‘n’ roll. If you’re The Lazys, it’s more like a long way across two continents and the world’s largest ocean. But since the Australian rockers have landed on Canadian shores, it’s been a balls-out ascent to become one of their most talked about live acts in the country.
And they’ve now bottled that lighting on their new album, ‘Tropical Hazards.’
Co-written by Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and produced by D’Sa and Eric Ratz (Big Wreck, Danko Jones, Monster Truck), Tropical Hazards is a high-octane, hell-raising rock ‘n’ roll riot that picks up right where The Lazys left off in 2015 with their Top 10 Canadian singles “Shake it Like You Mean It” and “Black Rebel.”
Tropical Hazards was written in Canada and Australia throughout 2017, including months of gruelling pre-production where the band and D’Sa (who the guys refer to as the sixth member of the band) would painstakingly craft lyrics together. “He wouldn’t settle for a one-hour brainstorm on one line,” says Leon. “He’d settle for a day.” The result is 10 tracks that’s unabashedly outrageous, packed with songs about wild nights, pretty girls, heartbreak, and resilience that are classic, but never cliché.