The stats on King Gizzard’s colourful career are stacking up fast: 23 albums, 13 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important and productive rock band. International critical acclaim. Headline festival appearances. And perhaps most importantly, a fervent worldwide fanbase who share endless memes, mixes, videos, graphics, theories and discussions, all through which they explore and expand what they have termed ‘The Gizzverse’.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals/keyboards), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Joey Walker (guitar/vocals), Lucas Harwood (bass) and 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), Fishing for Fishies (2019), Infest The Rats’ Nest (2019), Chunky Shrapnel (live album) (2020), K.G. (2020), L.W. (2021), Butterfly 3000 (2021), Butterfly 3001 (2022), Made in Timeland (2022), Omnium Gatherum (2022), Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava (2022), Laminated Denim (2022) and Changes (2022).

Tour Dates

Date Details Venue City With Tickets
12/10/22
@ Palace Foreshore
St. Kilda, Victoria
w/ Stella Donnelly, CIVIC
Palace Foreshore
St. Kilda, Victoria
Stella Donnelly, CIVIC
12/29/22
@ Wharepai Domain
Tauranga
w/ Summer Haze Tauranga
Wharepai Domain
Tauranga
Summer Haze Tauranga
12/31/22
@ Rhythm & Alps
Wanaka
Wanaka
01/04/23
@ Matakana Country Park
Matakana
w/ Summer Haze Matakana
Matakana Country Park
Matakana
Summer Haze Matakana
01/06/23
@ Bowl Of Brooklands
New Plymouth
Bowl Of Brooklands
New Plymouth
03/02/23
@ Zenith
Paris
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Paris
W/ Los Bitchos
03/03/23
@ Gashouder
Amsterdam
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
Gashouder
Amsterdam
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/04/23
@ 013
Tilburg
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
013
Tilburg
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/06/23
@ Plan B
Malmo
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
Plan B
Malmo
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/07/23
@ Munchenbryggeriet
Stockholm
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
Munchenbryggeriet
Stockholm
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/08/23
@ Sentrum Scene
Oslo, Norway
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Oslo, Norway
W/ Los Bitchos
03/09/23
@ Den Gra Hal
Copenhagen
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Den Gra Hal
Copenhagen
W/ Los Bitchos
03/11/23
@ Progresja
Warsaw
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
Warsaw
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/12/23
@ Velký Sál Lucerna
Prague
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Velký Sál Lucerna
Prague
W/ Los Bitchos
03/13/23
@ Gasometer
Vienna
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Gasometer
Vienna
W/ Los Bitchos
03/15/23
@ Alcatraz
Milan
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Milan
W/ Los Bitchos
03/16/23
@ X-Tra
Zurich
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Zurich
W/ Los Bitchos
03/17/23
@ Les Docks
Lausanne
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
Les Docks
Lausanne
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/18/23
@ Schlachthof
Wiesbaden
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
Schlachthof
Wiesbaden
W/ Los Bitchos
03/20/23
@ Cirque Royal
Brussels
w/ SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
Cirque Royal
Brussels
SOLD OUT W/ Los Bitchos
03/22/23
@ O2 Academy Brixton
London
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
O2 Academy Brixton
London
W/ Los Bitchos
03/23/23
@ O2 Academy Brixton
London
w/ W/ Los Bitchos
O2 Academy Brixton
London
W/ Los Bitchos
03/30/23
@ Big Top
Sydney, New South Wales
Big Top
Sydney, New South Wales
04/01/23
@ Vintage Vibes
Adelaide
Vintage Vibes
Adelaide
04/06/23
@ Tivoli
Brisbane, Queensland
Tivoli
Brisbane, Queensland
04/07/23
@ Byron Bay Bluesfest
Byron Bay
Byron Bay
06/01/23
@ The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
06/02/23
@ The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
06/03/23
@ The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
06/04/23
@ The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
The Caverns
Grundy County, TN
06/07/23
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
Morrison, Colorado
06/08/23
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
w/ EARLY SHOW
Morrison, Colorado
EARLY SHOW
06/08/23
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
w/ LATE SHOW
Morrison, Colorado
LATE SHOW
06/11/23
@ The Salt Shed
Chicago, IL
The Salt Shed
Chicago, IL
06/12/23
@ The Salt Shed
Chicago, IL
The Salt Shed
Chicago, IL
06/13/23
@ The Salt Shed
Chicago, IL
The Salt Shed
Chicago, IL
06/16/23
@ Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
06/17/23
@ Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
06/18/23
@ Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
06/21/23
@ Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California
w/ 3 HOUR MARATHON SET
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California
3 HOUR MARATHON SET

News

Into the Gizzverse with Shrimp and Juicy
The New Yorker

“King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, the pretty-much-every-genre rock band from Australia, boarded a tour bus in Montreal at 2 a.m. one night this month and arrived in Brooklyn nine hours later. No gig until the following night, in Queens: a rare day off. “I passed out for an hour at the hotel, grabbed a chicken burrito, and here we are,” Ambrose Kenny-Smith, one of the band’s singers and multi-instrumentalists, said that afternoon. “Here” was a skate park under the Kosciuszko Bridge, on the Brooklyn side of Newtown Creek. “On off days, we try to go for a skate,” he said. “It keeps the mental health in check.””

Stream King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album Changes
Stereogum

“The Melbourne band, one of the most formidable live acts in the world, also somehow finds time to release more albums than almost anyone, with an admirable degree of quality control. This month they’ve already released two albums, the Can-inspired cut-and-paste exercise Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava (for which they jammed their way into songs in the studio and edited them together afterwards) and the motorik rave-up Laminated Denim (comprising two 15-minute songs, each one written at 120 bpm to mimic the pulse of a ticking clock). Today they’re back with the last album of this October outpouring”

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard: “If something is shit and no one likes it, you just put out another one the next month”
NME

“The band’s North American tour is a breathtaking live comeback for them, even by Gizz standards. In just over a month, they’ll play a headline set at Desert Daze; four marathon three-hour sets, three of them at the picturesque Red Rocks amphitheatre; and a stadium show in New York supported by Black Midi, Leah Senior and Jonathan Toubin”

Supreme Ascendancy: Inside King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s New, Strange Trip
Spin Magazine

From humble beginnings as a goofily named, “hey, why not?” college project in Australia to releasing 23 different genre-jumping albums since 2009, King Gizzard has suddenly become one of the most talked-about bands in rock, seized upon by jam band-loving Gen Z stoners, Metallica and Tool devotees jonesing for like-minded heavy riffage, suburban dads still holding a candle for AC/DC and Pink Floyd, and Discogs-loving record nerds perpetually in search of the next great buzz. At a time when many established artists can’t make the economics work to tour at all and many listeners cling to the notion that “rock is dead,” there’s something quite extraordinary about what King Gizzard is doing

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Changes – album review
Louder Than War

“The discography of Australian sonic explorers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is littered with grand conceptual flourishes, ambitious schemes and missions often seemingly impossible. Be they reinventing the electric guitar to explore the outer reaches of Middle Eastern psychedelia, soundtracking climate change nightmares with blood-flecked thrash-metal, finding new possibilities within archaic synthesisers or composing the world’s first ever infinitely looping psych-prog mobius strip, the impossible seems something the Gizzards eat for breakfast”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard share “Hate Dancin’” video from new album ‘Changes’
Brooklyn Vegan

This Friday, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release Changes, their third album of October 2022 following Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava and Laminated Denim. That will also be their fifth album of the year, not counting the remix album they dropped in January. They’ve just shared the video for “Hate Dancin'” from the album and it’s on the group’s poppier side. “I started writing a song about how I hate dancing, but then I realized that I love dancing,” says KG frontman Stu Mackenzie. The video has the band showing off their moves and you can watch that below.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Hate Dancin’”
Stereogum

“It was originally going to be the fifth album that we made in 2017,” the band’s Stu Mackenzie said in our recent KGLW cover story. “We had it locked in to be the fifth record. And we recorded what we thought was going to be the album in 2017. It just wasn’t fully realized at that time. We didn’t have the musical vocabulary to actually complete this idea.” On Changes, “we’re kind of flicking between key like every chord change on every song,” he explained. “It’s these two keys, and they shouldn’t be in tune with each other, basically. We’re sort of flicking between them the whole time.”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release new album ‘Laminated Denim’, announce 2023 Europe and UK tour
NME

“King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released new album ‘Laminated Denim’, the second of three the ultra-prolific psych-rockers will share in October.

The album was released on Wednesday (October 12), and consists of two tracks – ‘The Land Before Timeland’ and ‘Hypertension’ – both of which are exactly 15 minutes in length. ‘Laminated Denim’ serves as a spiritual successor to earlier album ‘Made In Timeland’ (which its title is an anagram of), which was released physically in March of this year before arriving digitally yesterday alongside ‘Laminated Denim’ “

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Launches New Album At Red Rocks Shows
Spin Magazine

“King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard launched its new album, Laminated Denim, last night (Oct. 11) against the backdrop of two marathon three-hour performances at Red Rocks outside Denver. The vinyl (with an actual denim cover) was available early at the merch stand yesterday, and the music itself was debuted over the PA during each show’s intermission”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Return with New Album Laminated Denim: Stream
Consequence of Sound

“Laminated Denim is an anagram of Made in Timeland, the album the ever-prolific psychedelic band released in March. Like that project, Laminated Denim is comprised of only two songs — “The Land Before Timeland” and “Hypertension” — that both run for exactly 15 minutes. To coincide with its release, King Gizzard have also uploaded Made in Timeland to streaming services for the first time”

Listen to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s new album ‘Laminated Denim’
Brooklyn Vegan

“King Gizzard are very busy this month; in addition to being on tour in North America they’re releasing three albums in three weeks. Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava was released last week, and now here’s Laminated Denim, the band’s 22 album in 10 years. They call this a “spiritual successor” to Made in Timeland from earlier this year — “Laminated Denim” is also an anagram of “Made in Timeland” — and it consists of two very jammy 15-minute songs, “The Land Before Timeland” and “Hypertension.”

The Wild, Wonderful world of King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Stereogum

“It also happens to be 10 years to the day since they released their first, 12 Bar Bruise. In the decade since that record’s fried echo-chamber psych-surf shenanigans, King Gizz have tried their hand at (among other things) a Spaghetti Western epic narrative, heady jazz fusion, dreamy psychedelic folk, prog-metal short stories, woozy soft rock, brain-melted boogie, charred primitivist thrash, panoramic synth-pop, and extensive experiments with microtonal composition — most of it merged seamlessly into the zany garage-punk jam-band vibe that has made them one of the most infectiously fun live acts in the world. They’ve also documented that concert experience via umpteen live albums and official bootlegs freely uploaded for their fans to download and distribute how they see fit. It’s a rare group that can convincingly blur the lines between Phish, Neu!, King Crimson, and the Osees while never sounding like anything less than themselves”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Iron Lung”
Stereogum

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard already shared “Ice V,” a 10-minute track that’ll appear on Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava. Today, they’ve also shared the free-flowing nine-minute rave-up “Iron Lung.” It’s a percussive acid-rock explosion with some nice, sinuous riffage and a whole lot of guitar theatrics, and it sounds like the work of a fully locked-in jam band. In a press release, band member Stu Mackenzie says, “We wrote the lyrics as a group and created the music out of improvisation. Spontaneous creation. The best kind. And that’s why I’m proud of it. Hope you dig.”

Desert Daze Festival Has Its Vibey, Happy Crowd Tripping on Tame Impala and King Gizzard (and on Gopher Holes, Too): Concert Review
Variety

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — longtime Desert Daze favorites who have grown to increasingly bigger stages and later time slots — exploded onto the Moon Stage for their headlining appearance. They blasted through selections from their hefty catalog like Stone Roses playing speed metal or Metallica on acid, while inflatable alligators were tossed around, and a skeleton on a stick and a skewered fuzzy worm were waved about by an enthusiastic crowd.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard To Host Gizzverse Record Fair At Forest Hills Stadium Show
Live For Live Music

Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will host the Gizzverse Record Fair at their upcoming show at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, October 21st. Fans will have the chance to buy “bootlegs, test pressings, limited edition variants, warehouse finds & other rarities galore, plus a limited edition tote bag.”

Forget the MCU, psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard created the ‘Gizzverse’
Los Angeles Times

Since 2011, the six-piece Aussie posse from Melbourne and surrounding areas has steadily amassed one of the largest and most diverse discographies in modern rock while cultivating an endearingly obsessed corner of Reddit with almost zero radio play. What started as psych-inflected surf rock on a pair of debut EPs has evolved into 20 full-length albums and bootlegs that span decades of sounds — garage, spaghetti-western, thrash metal, synth-pop, jam, krautrock, hip-hop — with a wailing harmonica and the occasional flute solo. Sometimes all on the same project.

Our favorite songs of the week (playlist) Our favorite songs of the week (playlist) Our favorite songs of the week (playlist)
Brooklyn Vegan

Between our daily coverage, our Notable Releases and Indie Basement columns, and our monthly punk and rap roundups, we post tons of new music all the time here on BrooklynVegan. In an effort to keep track of all the new music we’re excited about, we’ve been posting a new playlist each week with many of the songs we love that were (mostly) released that week.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce Three New Albums For This Fall
Uproxx

It’s often said that the best things come in threes, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is looking to confirm that this October when they release a trio of new albums. The group will kick the month off with Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava on October 7 before coming right back with Laminated Denim on October 12, which is notably releasing on a Wednesday.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard to Release 3 New Albums in October, Get a Taste with “Ice V”
American Songwriter

The psych-garage rockers are no strangers to several album releases a year, but a trio of new albums in one month is new for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
All released on their own record label, the album titled, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava, will be the first to drop on Oct. 7. Laminated Denim will follow with an Oct. 12 release. The album Changes will arrive on Oct. 28.

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Set October Release For Three New LPs
Spin

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are making good on their pledge to release five albums in 2022 and have revealed specifics about the final three of the bunch, details of which were first reported here in July. Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava arrives first on Oct. 7, followed by Laminated Denim on Oct. 12 and Changes on Oct. 28, all on the Australian band’s KGLW label and arriving amid its biggest U.S. headlining shows to date.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Have Three More Albums on the Way, Posted New Song “Ice V” Today
Metal Sucks

Most of the time when a band announces new music, it’s maybe a song on an album, but the Australian mindfuck of a band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are not just any band. Earlier today, the outfit announced three new albums at the same time. Admittedly this is nothing new for them, but it’s always crazy when it happens.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce Three Albums Dropping in October, Share “Ice V”: Stream
Consequence of Sound

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are making good on their promise to drop three more albums this year. The Australian psych band has officially announced that the trio of releases — Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava, Laminated Denim, and Changes — will all be out in October. As a preview, they’ve shared a song from the first LP called “Ice V.”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce Three Albums for October 2022 Release, Share New Song “Ice V”
MXDWN

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have yet to leave fans wanting more because they always put out new music before anyone can ask. What’s more impressive is that they always manage to do this without diluting their brand. As the Australian psychedelic rock outfit prepares for their upcoming North American tour, the release of three new albums next month will have people flocking to their shows to watch them perform new material live for the first time. Earlier today, they put out a single to remind us that October is theirs. Check out “Ice V” below:

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce three new albums out this fall
Treble

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have announced they’re releasing three new albums this fall. First, on October 7, they’ll release Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava, followed by Laminated Denim on October 12, and finally Changes on October 28. Today they’ve shared the video for “Ice V”, the 10 minute first single from Ice, death, Planets…—watch it below. The group are also heading out on tour this fall. Check out those dates along with the artwork and tracklists for each of their new albums. All three are up for pre-order via Gizzverse.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce Three New Albums, Share 10-Minute New Song “Ice V”
Under The Radar

Melbourne-based psych-rock group King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have a reputation for being prolific and they are building on that by announcing three new albums, all due out next month. They have also shared a 10-minute long new song, “Ice V,” via a video. That song is the first single from Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava, the first album, which is due out October 7. Laminated Denim follows on October 12 and then Changes comes out October 28. All are being released via the band’s own KGLW label. Check out “Ice V” below, followed by tracklists and cover art for all three albums, as well as their upcoming tour dates.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard annonce trois albums pour le mois d’octobre 2022
Le Canal Auditif

En juin dernier, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard avait annoncé leur volonté de lancer trois nouveaux albums en 2022. À ce moment, il avait déjà lancé Made in Timeland en mars et Omnium Gatherum en avril. Lancer 5 albums, c’était un exploit que la formation avait déjà réussi en 2017. Cette fois-ci, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard lancera trois albums dans le même mois.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce Three New Albums Albums, Share New Song Read more: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce Three New Albums Albums, Share New Song – Our Culture https://ourculturemag.com/2022/09/07/king-gizzard-and-the-liz
ourculture

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have announced three new albums – Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava, Laminated Denim, and Changes — which will all drop in October. Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava arrives on October 7, followed by Laminated Denim on October 12 and Changes on October 28. Check out the new single ‘Ice V’ below, along with the details for each LP.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce Three New Albums For October Release
Glide Magazine

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are at it again and have announced the upcoming release of THREE new albums, all set for flight during the month of October via their own KGLW label. The first to drop will be the Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava, out October 7th. Following that will be Laminated Denim, dropping somewhat unconventionally on October 12th, a Wednesday.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Detail 3 New Albums Due In October, Share “Ice V” [Video]
Live For Live Music

Agents of perpetual motion King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have revealed details for all three albums the band will release in October, as well as shared the single “Ice V”. The whopping 10-minute track will appear on the first of three releases, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava, out on October 7th via the band’s KGLW label.

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Keep Getting Bigger, And They’re As Surprised As Anyone
Spin Magazine

‘Indeed, the band is achieving any number of new milestones in the weeks ahead, from selling out two Red Rocks shows eight months in advance (a third was just added), to playing their largest New York-area concert to date in October at the 13,000-capacity Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and reaching the top tiers of international festival lineups with zero radio airplay or traditional promo.’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Omnium Gatherum [Album Review]
The Fire Note

‘Over the course of its 16 tracks, Omnium Gatherum (which is Latin for “a collection of miscellaneous people or things”) constantly surprises, at least on the first few listens. The experience is like wandering through an unfamiliar house, peeking in each room to see what’s behind the door and finding something new and different almost every time. ‘

NEWS News: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Release Video ‘Kepler-22B’
New Noise Magazine

‘King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have dropped a video for the track “Kepler-22B” from their new album Omnium Gatherum dropping Friday, April 22.

“Kepler-22b” samples Barney Mcall’s “Yemaya One.” The same day Omnium Gatherum makes its long-awaited debut, tickets go on sale for a third show at Red Rocks Amphitheater following two already sold-out appearances. Tickets for other dates are on sale at the official King Giz website.’