KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD RETURN WITH FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE 2017
Toronto, ON – January 31, 2019) – For a band who released five albums in 2017, going over 12-months without any new music seems like an eternity. Luckily for fans, today Melbourne, Australia’s freewheeling 7-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have returned with “Cyboogie”, a stomping near seven minute electro-shuffle that filters all that’s great about Gizzard through a disco-pop filter.
Who wouldn’t love a song about a dancing Cyborg from the future anyways?
The new track comes complete with a regulation Jason Galea video, which sees the band cast as a bunch of identikit analogue droogs. “Cyboogie” is a step in a new direction for Gizzard, with 5 of the 7 members playing synth on the track and not a guitar in sight. It’s an incredibly fun, upbeat disco boogie track reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Devo, Trans-era Neil Young and everything that is good. “Cyboogie” will be released on a limited-edition 7″ featuring another all new track from the band titled “Acarine”; pre-sale for the 7″ is currently available through the ATO store.
Although 2018 didn’t see the arrival of new music from Gizzard, it was hardly a year of rest. The band remained in perpetual motion, continuing their unstoppable rise with a mind-blowing headline slot at last year’s Desert Daze and a massive sold-out U.S. summer tour which saw them play their biggest venues to date, including three sold-out nights at Brooklyn Steel. Additionally they re-issued their first five albums on vinyl for the first time ever, creating such a frenzied demand that the Flightless Records website crashed under the flood of traffic, and sold out the first run of 5,000 records in under 24 hours!
Stay tuned for further King Gizzard news shortly!
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar/flute), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Eric Moore (drums), Joey Walker (guitar), Lucas Skinner (bass) & Michael Cavanagh (drums).
Album discography: 12 Bar Bruise (2012), Eyes Like the Sky (2013), Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (2013), Oddments (2014), I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (2014), Quarters! (2015), Paper Mache Dream Balloon(2015), Nonagon Infinity (2016), Flying Microtonal Banana (2017), Murder of the Universe (2017), Sketches of Brunswick East (2017), Polygondwanaland (2017), Gumboot Soup (2017