Five piece garage punk powerhouse Lazertits originally formed to be the only women on the line-up at a friend’s NYE festival. Best friends before anything else, the band was meant to be a one-time-only special, but with the support from friends, family and the blossoming more inclusive DIY punk scene, they continued writing songs and learning their instruments along the way. Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength, developing their unique style of humour and music over the last three years.
2017 has been a huge year for the band: releasing their single “Lil Sister”, which held the #1 spot on the Amrap Metro charts three weeks running; selling out multiple venues with their curated lineups of Melbourne’s favourite punks; appearing on huge bills with the likes of The Courtneys (CAN), Spiderbait, The Peep Tempel and the upcoming 2017 edition of Gizzfest. Perhaps most impressive, however, is writing, recording and releasing their debut album Not Punk, Per Se 100% independently.
The band’s capacity to roll with the punches and pick up things as they go is testament to their huge following in Melbourne and recognition across Australia through various features and guest programs on Triple J, FBI Radio, 4ZZZ, 3RRR and PBS fm. The album is the product of Lazertits finally hitting their stride both musically and lyrically, embodying what they have become known for; smart-ass lyrics that pack a punch, backed by the fastest, fuzziest riffs you’ve heard this side of 1994. Not Punk, Per Se is a response to being branded or pigeonholed as something, before you’re given the chance to prove yourself otherwise.