Wednesday, 8 August 2018

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Rattlesnake

The music of KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD [AUS] is as hard to describe as their name is to pronounce. Sometimes it sounds like a psychedelic gem you managed to dig out at your local record shop but their sonic universe also incorporates jazz, heavy metal, progressive rock, film music and folk. Like a materialization of a record collectors dream, this Melbourne band fearlessly guides the listener through some of the most obscure borderlands of music history. Always with an absolute love for the for the forgotten music and an intact faith in its transforming potential.

Just a few hours before 2017 came to a close KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD managed to make their album “Gimboot Soup” available on their Bandcamp and thus fulfilling the more than ambitious promise to release five (!) album in 2017 alone. If anyone was to pull of such a foolish venture it was King Gizz who released two album each year between 2013 and 2015. This seven-piece band is not only very productive, they are also known for their excellent live shows. In other words: prepare your minds for expansion because they will visit Slottsskogen this summer.

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD will perform in Slottsskogen on Friday, August 10.

The band was formed in 2010 in Melbourne, Victoria. The band consists of Stu Mackenzie (vocals, guitar, keyboards, flute), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (vocals, harmonica, keyboards), Cook Craig (guitar, vocals), Joey Walker (guitar, vocals), Lucas Skinner (bass), Michael Cavanagh (drums, percussion), and Eric Moore (drums, percussion, management). They are known for their prolific recording output, as well as their energetic live performances. This is something I really looking forward to see.

Today's tune "Rattlesnake" is taken from the ninth studio album "Flying Microtonal Banana". It was released on 24 February 2017 on Flightless Records in Australia, ATO Records in the United States, and Heavenly Recordings in the United Kingdom. It is the first of five albums released in 2017, and subtitled "Explorations into Microtonal Tuning, Volume 1". The album is recorded in quarter-tone tuning, where an octave is divided into 24 (logarithmically) equal-distanced quarter tones.

The album earned the band a nomination for Best Group at the ARIA Music Awards of 2017.

Upcoming tourdates:

TUE 7 AUGUST VEGA Musikkens Hus - Store Vega (Main Hall) Copenhagen, Denmark
WED 8 AUGUST – WED 15 AUGUST Sziget Festival 2018 Budapest, Hungary
THU 9 AUGUST – SAT 11 AUGUST Way Out West Festival 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
THU 16 AUGUST – SUN 19 AUGUST Green Man Festival 2018 Brecon Beacons, UK
FRI 17 AUGUST – SUN 19 AUGUST Lowlands Festival 2018 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
MON 20 AUGUST Alter Schlachthof Dresden, Germany
TUE 21 AUGUST Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
WED 22 AUGUST Club Manufaktur Schorndorf, Germany
WED 22 AUGUST – SAT 25 AUGUST Zürich Openair 2018 Zürich, Switzerland
FRI 24 AUGUST Domaine National de St CloudParis, France
SAT 25 AUGUST Domaine National de St CloudParis, France
FRI 12 OCTOBER – SUN 14 OCTOBER Desert Daze 2018 Perris, CA, US

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