KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
For a band who released five albums in 2017, over 12-months ‘off-grid’ seems like an eternity, but today Melbourne’s freewheeling 7-piece, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, return with Cyboogie, a stomping near seven minute electro-shuffle that filters all that’s great about Gizzard through the Moroder-filter. Accompanied by the regulation Jason Galea video, which see’s the band cast as a bunch of identikit analogue droogs, Cyboogie is an addictive taste of what’s to come from the band who for the most part took a break from the studio last year after their record breaking 2017 which saw the release of Flying Microtonal Banana, Murder Of The Universe, Sketches Of Brunswick East, Polygondwanaland and Gumboot Soup.
Quiet though it was on the record front, 2018 was hardly a year of rest – almost in perpetual motion, they continued their un-stoppable rise as their juggernaut of a live show grew, and grew, and grew with a mind-blowing headline slot at last year’s Green Man Festival, a massive sold-out U.S. tour in the summer which saw them play their biggest venues to date, a brain-frying sold out Brixton Academy show, 2 gigs in Russia & Istanbul in March where they played in front of over 15,000 people and putting on the 4th edition of their annual 'Gizzfest' in Melbourne amongst the highlights.
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