Combining the piquant feel of classic 60s psych with sharp Gen Z wit, the music of psych-rock four-piece The Lazy Eyes is a world unto itself.
And once you’re in that world, you might not want to leave any time soon. The group have built a cult following with their magnetic live set and when they take over The Rails you’ll experience four of Australia’s most talented musicians at the height of their powers.
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 ensemble. 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) and garnered praise from outlets including KCRW, FBi Radio, triple j Unearthed, BBC 6 Music and Radio 1 and NME.
Now they head to Darwin with their dynamic debut album in a show supported by five kids and three distortion pedals – Scrubfowl!
Journey from Ludmilla to Casuarina with Scrubfowl’s energetic lyrics about skating and hanging out with your mates. Recently developed as a staple to the local Darwin scene, Scrubfowl has taken audiences from heavy punk rock all the way to Australian reggae. Get ready for charismatic display of teenage pride while the guys pray their instruments stay in one piece.
- Photo Jack Moran