In an Australian music scene characterised by hype and hyperbole, Lazy Susan has earned a large and loyal national following by doing things the old-fashioned way – putting on energetic and high powered live shows and producing thoughtful, unassuming and well-crafted pop songs.
Lazy Susan’s music suggests its members, Paul Andrews, Pete Wilson, Duncan Young and Mike Wilcox, have spent a lifetime listening and developing their musical roots at the foot of a stereo playing the likes of Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, The Sunnyboys, Todd Rundgren, Bob Dylan, Aimee Mann and Squeeze’s Difford and Tilbrook.
Lazy Susan are best known for their successful 2001 debut album, ‘Long Lost’, which was an unqualified underground success for the band. Triple J added three of the album’s tracks, ‘Bobby Fischer’, ‘Canada’ and ‘Clumsy’, to high rotation, and it elicited glowing responses from Australia’s music press and punters alike.
Fast-forward to 2003 and Lazy Susan’s new single, ‘Sometimes’ (released in early November through MGM) is a taste of what’s to come when their yet-to-be-titled new album is released early next year. Sometimes shows a band that has grown in leaps and bounds in the past two-and-a-half years, both in songwriting and in performance.
2004 will be a very interesting year for Lazy Susan…