They may be repped by a sloth, but there is nothing slow about Little Lazy. Together they’ve managed to make a name for themselves in Florida, all while holding down full-time gigs. Their live game hustle is real, so much so that they put their performances together on a new live EP called ‘Breakout,’ which is available now on all major streaming and music platforms. We talked about that record, that hustle, and more like what’s to come and their plans to break out in new ways.
Kendra: You’ve been together for more than a few years now, but were you friends before music came into the picture? Just curious as to how you two came to be Little Lazy…
Little Lazy: It’s funny, we actually didn’t know each other at all…We were set up on a “blind date” of sorts by Kevin’s roommate at the time who saw Brendan’s post on Facebook looking for a drummer. We figured “screw it” and met one afternoon for an innocent jam session. And boom, the next thing we knew, we had already fleshed out a skeleton of our first single “Daytime Shakes” within a couple of hours of meeting.
It was a very natural experience, and the chemistry was strong. In a weird way, it was like we already knew each other musically. It wasn’t long after we decided to turn this project into a full-time thing.
Kendra: Which, you have this hashtag, #staylazy, and also a mascot of sorts – a sloth. However, you two are quite busy. How do you balance that lazy day afternoon lifestyle with being very active musicians?
Little Lazy: Little Lazy started as a relaxed, after-work hangout type of thing. We just enjoyed chilling out and playing some simple tunes. Of course, when we decided to really pursue this project, it ironically became the opposite. We love the grind and everything we do for this band, and we wanted to hang on to that “Lazy” mentality. We still work full-time gigs, so planning and scheduling is a huge priority. It’s definitely a second job for us, but we truly enjoy every bit of it. “Work hard, play hard” is the way we roll.
Kendra: You’re playing pretty often in and around Orlando, your home base. Are there any plans this year to tour outside of the south?
Little Lazy: We love Orlando and all the amazing venues here, but we’ve definitely been building our presence all throughout Florida in the last couple years. We finally “broke out” of the Sunshine State this month with a solid run up to Georgia hitting Macon and Atlanta, which we were insanely stoked about! We’re now focused on expanding our bubble, hoping to hit the rest of the southeast region by the end of 2023.
Kendra: Fans outside of the south sure hope so because they want to experience your new live EP, ‘Breakout,’ even more live and in person. Having recorded both live and in the studio, which do you think is the more stressful process?
Little Lazy: Good, because we’re coming for ‘em. We definitely thrive in a live environment because we’re all about putting on a show. As far as the recording process, I’d have to say the live method is a little more stressful because we’re all tracking everything at once, and you reeeaaally don’t wanna be the guy to f*ck up on a four-minute take. It’s not like we can really go back and “comp” or “punch in” takes like you would in the standard recording process. On the flip side, it’s way more fun to all record our parts as a band and it really captures the live energy and synchronization of what we do on stage. That’s what makes it so special; what you hear is exactly what you get on a show night. No special effects or studio magic, just the true, raw performance.
Kendra: Are there plans to release any other live records this year?
Little Lazy: We are currently producing another EP set to release sometime in September of this year. We’ve decided to experiment a little more for this one and we’re tapping into our punky and heavier influences and it’s been so much fun. We can’t wait to unveil the latest flavor of Lazy.
Kendra: Time for a side note – So Easter is my favorite holiday. Don’t ask me what the holiday is actually about because it’s only my favorite. After all, I love Spring and the candy is top-notch. With that, if you were to receive an Easter basket, what sweet treat and album on vinyl would you hope was in said basket?
Little Lazy: Brendan is a sour patch guy, meanwhile Kevin will tear up a chocolate bunny from time to time. As far as vinyl go, we’ve been vibing to Gary Wilson lately, and it would be fun to have his “Mary had Brown Hair” in the collection. We do mini-listening parties as a band, and that one would be a banger for sure.
Kendra: Lastly, with ‘Breakout’ out now and a handful of shows already booked, what else can people expect as we continue into Spring and soon into Summer?
Little Lazy: This summer is gonna be a busy one, we’re full-on promoting ‘Breakout’ and dropping new videos of the live album every Friday on our YouTube channel. On top of that, we’re recording our next EP mentioned above. The shows don’t stop either. We’re pretty much booked through summer and announcing more Florida dates as the weeks march on. Don’t worry though, we always find the time to Stay Lazy.