The Lazy Eyes
17th May 2022 - 7:00 pm
The Deaf Institute

The Lazy Eyes are coming to Manchester to tour their debut album SongBook

SongBook, the debut album by Sydney four-piece The Lazy Eyes, is a world unto itself. It’s all

journey and all destination, a decidedly modern marvel of psych-rock that’s unpretentious in

construction but precious where it counts.

Harvey Geraghty, Itay Shachar and Noah Martin met in their early years at Sydney’s Newtown

High School of the Performing Arts. They became fast friends and began to busk around

Sydney, their burgeoning band bound together by long hours carting their instruments around

the city. Around 2015 The Lazy Eyes decided to formalise the band as a unit, a decision that

coincided neatly with their meeting of Leon Karagic, who provided much-needed bass to their


Off the back of their first two EPs, released in 2020 and 2021, The Lazy Eyes have sold out

numerous shows along Australia’s east coast, including their own music festival, Lazyfest;

garnered praise from outlets including KCRW, FBi Radio, triple j Unearthed, BBC 6 Music and

Radio 1, and NME. Their reputation continues to grow despite the fact that jaunts at SXSW and

The Great Escape were cancelled in light of the pandemic.

SongBook is evidence of an edifice slowly being formed, a trepidatious first footstep by the band

into the wider world. The dynamic “Fuzz Jam”, the latest taste from SongBook, sees the band at

the height of their powers, deftly slipping from one mode to another in seconds. Combining the

piquant feel of classic 60s psych with sharp Gen Z wit, it’s magnanimous and effusive, a vivid

insight into the world of four of Australia’s most talented musicians. Once you’re in The Lazy

Eyes’ world, you might not want to leave any time soon.


The Deaf Institute 135 Grosvenor St
Manchester M1 7HE