Los Angeles Times

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

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.

Live For Live Music

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

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.”


OSEES playing more Brooklyn shows in December

“OSEES were just in Brooklyn over the weekend for three shows, and they’ve now announced they’ll be back in December to play two nights at Brooklyn Made on 12/16 and 12/17. Psychic Graveyard open the 12/16 show and Tea Eater open the 12/17 show.

You can get tickets early for the Brooklyn Made shows with the BrooklynVegan presale that runs Wednesday, September 28 at 10 AM through Thursday (9/29) at 10 AM. If you miss out on our presale, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 30 at 10 AM”.


The 250 Best Songs of the 1990s

Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” listed as the 10th best song of the 1990s!

“Rebel Girl” is a call to arms. Fuck the patriarchy! Ride a motorcycle in a minidress! Fall in love with your best friend—not metaphorically, literally kiss her on the lips! Set alight by snarls of guitars and bass, the song tells us that love is a revelation, an invitation to worship your friends, to see them as beautiful, to shout from the streets that girls matter. That we’re angry. That we’re all geniuses”

The Fire Note

The Murlocs: Rapscallion [Album Review]

“Rapscallion touches down in a wide spectrum of rock musical genres that nicely harnesses their energy. The tempos can be up or down, but The Murlocs completely control your experience here that will leave a lasting impression. At the end of the day, sometimes you just want a rollicking rock n’ roll record that is pick up and play. Rapscallion from The Murlocs is that album!”

Yuck Magazine

The Murlocs: 'Rapscallion'

The Murlocs riff their way back into the spotlight with their sixth studio release ‘Rapscallion’, out now on ATO records.


New Music Reviews (09/19)

This Australian band’s sixth album is a solid set of ‘60s-steeped garage-rock inflected with psych-rock, post-punk and other styles, combining fuzzy guitars, keyboards, energetic rhythms, occasional harmonica and catchy song hooks


Snail Mail and Mac DeMarco Share New Song “A Cuckhold’s Refrain - Peppermint Patty”: Listen

Snail Mail and Mac DeMarco have shared a surprise new song. Their collaboration is called “A Cuckhold’s Refrain - Peppermint Patty.” The song features Lindsey Jordan singing the verses with DeMarco singing the chorus, and the title is not a red herring—this is a song about being cuckolded. “You and my wife, me in my shed,” Jordan sings.


PRESS PLAY: New Albums out September 16th!

The Murlocs’ “Rapscallion” included in WXPN’s list of new albums!

Brooklyn Vegan

Notable Releases of the Week (9/16)

The Murlocs’ “Rapscallion” included!

Glide Magazine

On ‘Rapscallion, ‘The Murlocs Trip Out With ’60s Nugget Inspired Jams (ALBUM REVIEW)

Rapscallion, the sixth album from the Melbourne-based outfit The Murlocs, dabbles in strong doses of 60’s garage, psych, and prog rock throughout the twelve tripped-out tracks

Boolin Tunes

New Music Friday – September 16th, 2022

The Murlocs’ “Rapscallion” out now!


tunesday – ambrose kenny-smith chats about the murlocs’ new album

Meet ‘Rapscallion’ – a nameless youth who runs away to the city (craftily dodging ticket inspectors along the way) and joins a crew of misfits. During his travels, Rapscallion gets his first, heady taste of crime, drugs and brawls, and eventually, love and tragedy.


Bikini Kill Announce 2023 Tour Dates

Bikini Kill have announced a rescheduled run of North American tour dates that are set to take place in 2023. After the band was forced to postpone recent shows due to COVID-19, the rescheduled dates are scheduled to take place next March and April. There’s also an added date in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Under The Radar

The Murlocs Share New Single and Video for “Bellarine Ballerina”

Melbourne psych punk greats The Murlocs are back this week with a new record, Rapscallion, arriving September 16th via ATO Records. Recorded over the pandemic, the record sees the band diving into their stoner metal and hard-edged post punk influences, tracking misfit coming-of-age stories inspired by frontman Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s youth as a skate kid.


Tuesday Mixtape | 128 Songs That Are So Good It’s Ridiculous (Side 1)

The Murlocs’ “Bellarine Ballerina” included at #2!

Concert Addicts

The Murlocs Debut “Bellarine Ballerina” Video

This Friday, September 16, Melbourne’s 60’s tinged psych-rock punks The Murlocs will release their brand new studio album Rapscallion via ATO Records. Strapped with fuzzy guitar licks, feverish bass and psychedelic brightness, it is a 12-track coming-of-age novel in an album form. Today, they share the final single from the collection, “Bellarine Ballerina,” alongside a music video created by Guy Tyzack


Marcus Mumford, Ringo Starr, Little Big Town, Blackpink lead this week’s new music releases

The Murlocs’ “Rapscallion” out now!


Bikini Kill Announce Rescheduled 2023 Tour Dates

Bikini Kill have announced a run of rescheduled North American tour dates for Spring 2023. The trek makes up for shows from this June and July that were postponed due to a member testing positive for COVID and kicks off in Nashville on March 30th. It will include stops in Atlanta, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, and more before closing out in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 23rd


Bikini Kill announce rescheduled 2023 tour dates

Bikini Kill had to postpone many dates of their July tour as a member tested positive for Covid, and now they’ve announced rescheduled dates. They’ll happen in spring 2023, starting in Nashville on March 30 and including stops in Atlanta, Asheville, the DC area, Philly, Boston, Burlington, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Knoxville, plus a newly added show in St Paul.

Under The Radar

12 Best Songs of the Week: The WAEVE, Björk, The Big Moon, Marlon Williams, and More

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 also shared a 10-minute long new song, “Ice V,” on Wednesday via a video.

The Needle Drop

Nickelback IS Back! | Weekly Track Roundup: 9/11/22

Included in Best Tracks! discussed at 7:23


Next Week in Music | Sept. 12-18 • The Short List: 17 Titles You Want to Hear

“The sixth full-length from The Murlocs, Rapscallion is a coming-of-age novel in an album form, populated by an outrageous cast of misfit characters: Teenage vagabonds and small-time criminals, junkyard dwellers and truck-stop transients. Over the course of 12 hypnotic and volatile rock ’n’ roll songs, the Melbourne five-piece dream up a wildly squalid odyssey partly inspired by frontman Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s own adolescence as a nomadic skate kid. The most magnificently heavy work yet from The Murlocs, the result is an endlessly enthralling album equally steeped in danger and delirium and the wide-eyed romanticism of youth.”


Love, Death And Trucker Speed: The Murlocs Get Adventurous On Rapscallion

When your primary band has released 20 studio albums in 12 years (with three more to come in the next six weeks), it seems a bit preposterous to also have a side project with five albums and two EPs of its own. Such is the state of affairs for ever-prolific King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard multi-instrumentalists Ambrose Kenny-Smith and Cook Craig, whose sixth album with the Murlocs, Rapscallion, arrives Sept. 16 on ATO Records.

Brooklyn Vegan

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

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.