What an addition to Laneway Festival 2017! Introducing King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is an Australian psychedelic rock band from Melbourne, formed in 2010. The band consists of Stu Mackenzie (vocals, guitar, flute), Ambrose Kenny Smith (synths, harmonica), Cook Craig (guitar), Joey Walker (guitar), Lucas Skinner (bass), Eric Moore (drums), and Michael Cavanagh (drums).
The band are noted for their energetic live performances and their prolific recording output, having released nine full-length albums since 2012. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s early work saw them primarily perform in a style that blended 1960s surf music, garage rock and psychedelic rock, but more recently have experimented with a broader range of influences, including elements of film music, folk, jazz, soul, Krautrock and heavy metal.
Last year the band announced the title of their 9th album, Flying Microtonal Banana, which is to be released on February 24, 2017. The band plans to release a total of five studio albums in 2017 – that’s EPIC!
Check out King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard rocking out at the Metro in Sydney on August 5, 2016.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard play the following dates:
Jan 26 Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Jan 28 Laneway Festival, Melbourne
Jan 30 Laneway Festival, Auckland NZ
Feb 3 Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Feb 4 Laneway Festival, Sydney
Feb 5 Laneway Festival, Fremantle WA