King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – K.G. & Live In SF ’16 OUT NOW!

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G. & Live In SF '16 OUT NOW




In follow up to singles HoneySome Of UsStraws In The Wind, and Automation; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard unveil their newest full length ‘K.G.’, their sixteenth since they formed in 2010. In the wake of a global pandemic, it’s a collection of songs that saw the six members of the band retreating to their own homes, to compose and record remotely. A return to microtonal territory, this 10 track opus sees the band paint from a palette that extends far beyond the musical colours of western rock. An album best described as a pure distillation of the King Gizzard sound, one that cherry picks the best aspects of previous albums and contorts them into new shapes, via defiantly non-Western rock scales. There’s walk-on theme song ‘K.G.L.W’, the celestial disco-funk of ‘Intrasport’, the righteous life-giving staccato rock of ‘Ontology’, epic stoner-sludge closer ‘The Hungry Wolf Of Fate’, which ends the album in an abrupt burst of white noise. All come together to represent the next-level of the expanding Gizz sound.


K.G.’ is both a stand-alone work and also part of a bigger musical picture. More news on that shall be forthcoming.. but fans of the group know by now that King Gizzard don’t do things by halves. For now, check out ‘Intrasport’ – the final single from the album. Shot inside the studio apartment of frequent collaborator John Angus Stewart, the clip is an intimate yet panoramic capture of what it means to feel loneliness at a party, even though you’re surrounded by people. Watch here.


Just under a month after delivering their award-winning 2016 album Nonagon Infinity, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard took the stage at San Francisco’s The Independent for a set both wildly frenetic and meticulously executed. ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ captures an extraordinary moment in the band’s increasingly storied history, a 13-song spectacular likely to leave every listener awestruck and adrenalised. With nearly half the setlist made up of Nonagon Infinity tracks, ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ unfolds with the same exquisitely controlled chaos King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard brought to that arguable masterpiece. “2016 was peak tightness for Gizz,” notes frontman Stu Mackenzie. “Around this time we were really into tightly composed sets, and the show was like one long song—everything linked, everything planned. We threw that idea out the window later on, but this live record is a great document of that moment in our collective psyche.” A double treat for fans, you can also stream and buy the accompanying ‘Live In San Francisco 16’ concert film via Vimeo. Check out Evil Death Roll from the film here.



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