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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Completely fried theremin-wielding psychopaths brought together through a share house in Melbourne and a mutual love of Pavement, Thee Oh Sees and Nuggets. read more…
Completely fried 7-piece garage punk band of theremin-wielding psychopaths half originating from the flat salt bush plains of Deniliquin and the other from the sea-stained Anglesea coastline, brought together through a share house in Melbourne and a mutual love of Pavement, Thee Oh Sees and Nuggets.
They released their debut EP “Willoughby’s Beach” on a limited run of 10” vinyl in October 2011. The first single “Black Tooth” pricked the ears of Triple J’s Dom Alessio, who dubbed the band : “a tour de force of reverberated rock’n’roll.”
The band soon gained a devoted and at times visceral Melbourne following – selling out several residencies and their debut EP launch at the Tote Hotel. In the following weeks King Gizzard were nominated for Best New Talent at The Age’s EG Awards alongside Kimbra, Lanie Lane, Royal Headache and Husky.
2012 began with Gizzard being officially “unearthed” by Triple J, winning a spot at the Melbourne Big Day Out. They also landed a tour with US musician Girl Talk performing sold out shows at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and Palace Theatre in Melbourne. A huge 2012/13 summer ensued with appearances at Falls Music and Arts Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Cherry Rock and a national tour with Jeff The Brotherhood.
“Dirty and unashamedly sloppy, psychedelic warts and all, ****”- The Age Newspaper.
“This is a fuzz explosion of garage rock revival injected with a healthy dose of surf and psychedelia…What you get is 35 great minutes of mind-blowing rock’n‘roll”. – Sydney Morning Herald.
“No one else in Australia comes to mind as doing anything quite like this, let alone doing it so well.” 4.5/5 – The Brag.
“‘Eyes Like the Sky’ is like nothing else released this year – or probably this decade.”- PBS Radio.