Lazzy Lung is a Canadian/Lebanese band based in Beirut. They won last year's Rolling Stone Middle East's Battle of the Bands and they're back again in Dubai this Friday at the Pyramids Rooftop Gardens in Wafi. Their influences include The Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Collective Soul and Broken Social Scene. I heard they are quite good live, so if your ears are starving to hear some original live music, this might be the gig for you.
Lazzy Lung a once upon a time solo project now turned four piece rock outfit is floating about between Canadian and Lebanese borders. It seems as though Lazzy Lung has settled down on the beachy shores of Beirut taking their chances with political instability and language barriers and an outrageous hotel bill.
The band has just released their debut album Strange Places in Lebanon and soon to be available at a local shawarma place near you. The album tells a story of a 20 something traveling overseas from one capital city to another leaving all that he knew and loved behind. The story unfolds as most do with with twists and turns and changes of heart, great distances tearing lovers apart. The city finally sings its song and new beginnings come along, a new home is found.
Playing rock music in Lebanon is like wearing cowboy boots to a beach party. We know it's a challenge, we know it doesn't make sense, we know it's full of Strange Places.