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Butterfly 3001

    "We’ve put off doing a remix album for a long time. Maybe it was conscious, maybe it wasn’t. But it’s happening now. That’s not to say that Butterfly 3000 makes the most sense to remix. It might seem like the obvious one, but it’s not. Yes it’s electronic. But so is a fridge. Have you tried to dance to Butterfly? It’s hard. It ties your shoelaces together. It’s duplicitous in it’s simplicity. But Butterfly 3001 expands on this. It also deviates and obliterates. We’re honoured to have such esteemed people go to work on these songs. We hope you love this album as much as we do. See you in DA CLUB!!!" - Joey Walker

    TRACK LISTING

    A.
    1. Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow Remix)
    2. Shanghai (The Scientist Remix)
    3. Shanghai (Deaton Chris Anthony Remix)
    4. Dreams (Yu Su Remix)
    5. Blue Morpho (Donato Dozzy Remix)
    B.
    1. Blue Morpho (Vril Remix)
    2. Blue Morpho (Ciel Remix)
    3. Blue Morpho (ZANDOLI II Remix)
    4. Catching Smoke (DāM-FunK Remix)
    C.
    1. Ya Love (The Flaming Lips Remix)
    2. Ya Love (Geneva Jacuzzi Remix)
    3. Ya Love (Héctor Oaks Remix)
    4. 2.02 Killer Year (Bullant Remix)
    D.
    1. Yours (Fred P Remix)
    2. Butterfly 3000 (Terry Tracksuit Remix)
    3. Neu Butterfly 3000 (Peaches Remix)

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    Live In Melbourne '21 (Fuzz Club Official Bootleg)

      Next up on Fuzz Club’s series of official King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard bootlegs is ‘Live In Melbourne ‘21’, due out November 9th 2021. This 18-track live album was recorded when the prolific Australian group descended on Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on February 26th 2021. Comprised entirely of King Gizzard’s microtonal material, the album draws largely from their recent ‘K.G.’ and ‘L.W.’ albums (including the singles ‘Automation’, ‘Honey’, ‘O.N.E’, ‘Pleura’), as well as fan-favorites from ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ (‘Rattlesnake’, ‘Billabong Valley’, ‘Sleep Drifter’) and ‘Gumboot Soup’ (‘All Is Known’).

      As with all Fuzz Club Official Bootlegs, this ‘Live In Melbourne '21’ bootleg is remastered by Brett Orrison (Jack White, The Black Angels, Roky Erickson) exclusively for Fuzz Club, and arrives as a hand-numbered triple LP box-set with exclusive artwork by Elzo Durt and a 62cm x 62cm poster. The coloured splatter-effect version is limited to 666 copies. Fuzz Club’s King Gizzard bootleg series also includes live albums in Paris, Adelaide, Asheville, Brussels and London, Demos & Rarities, Teenage Gizzard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (LIVE) and Polygondwanaland.

      TRACK LISTING

      1) Fury
      2) K.G.L.W
      3) Oddlife
      4) Doom City
      5) O.N.E
      6) Ontology
      7) Rattlesnake
      8) East West Link
      9) Static Electricity
      10) All Is Known
      11) Pleura
      12) Straws In The Wind
      13) Billabong Valley
      14) Automation
      15) Minimum Brain Size
      16) Sleep Drifter
      17) Honey
      18) K.G.L.W

      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

      Fishing For Fishies

      Sit back and strap yourself in as seven-headed Aussie rock beast King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with Fishing for Fishies, perhaps their most perfectly-realised album to date. Here is a world where the organic meets the automated; where the rustic meets the robotic. Where the past and future collide in the beautiful present.

      The thirteenth album since their 2012 debut – and their first following the release of five vastly different albums in 2017 - Fishing for Fishies is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts and shimmies through several moods and terrains. From the soft shuffle Outback country of the opening title track through the sunny easy listening of ‘The Bird Song’ (think the lysergically-soaked Laurel Canyon circa 1973) and on through the party funk of ‘Plastic Boogie’ (which somehow summons the spirit of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions) the road-trucking, Doors-like highway rock of ‘The Cruel Millennial’ and ‘Real Is Real’ - what The Carpenters might have sounded like had they existed entirely on vegemite and weed - it’s a dizzying, dazzling display.
      Hell, The Gizz make it look so easy.

      And that’s all before we even get to ‘Acarine’, a futurist blues tune which heads off into previously unchartered territories of shimmering Eno-esque ambient and dark John Carpenter-style electro, and the electro squelch of album-closing single ‘Cyboogie’, on which five of the seven King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard members play synths. It’s a stomping vocoder-lead anthem akin to Georgio Moroder or Trans-era Neil Young and a triumphant conclusion to an album that is as surprising as it is thrilling, as unexpected as it is effortless.

      “We tried to make a blues record,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie. “A blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-thing, but the songs kept fighting it - or maybe it was us fighting them. Ultimately though we let the songs guide us this time; we let them have their own personalities and forge their own path. Paths of light, paths of darkness. This is a collection of songs that went on wild journeys of transformation.”

      “I didn’t really know who I was by the end of 2017,” continues Stu, of the band’s never-to-be-repeated year, which concluded with the fifth album being released on New Years Eve 2017. “It was a good kind of spent feeling though, as I like being busy. For most of the holiday period I was in the studio doing the last of the recording and mixing on Gumboot Soup. And as soon as it clicked over to 2018 I stopped worrying about recording for a while and started living instead.”

      Out of this period came Fishing for Fishies, an album in which musical motifs recur: lush piano, mellotron and synth flourishes (the bulk of the album was written on piano); Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s distinctive harmonica, which brings to mind sidewinders crossing dusty widescreen vistas; a generous dose of vocoder; and a plethora of creative U-turns that conspire to create a general overall sense of man and machine melding together in a thrilling chrome-covered hybrid.

      Because Fishing for Fishies is an album looking out across the horizon through mirrored sunglasses while twenty-tonne juggernauts thunder past. Here, perhaps, is a place where the spirit of two key songs released in the same year - Ram Jam’s ‘Black Betty’ and Kraftwerk’s ‘Trans-Europe Express’ – linger somewhere in the mix. And what may sound absurd on paper is actually the genius work of a band of musicians entirely simpatico with one another after nearly a decade of constant evolution.

      “We have travelled a lot – we’ve seen the world - but it all still feels like discovery,” says Stu, in trademark self-effacing style. “We’re still essentially naive kids tinkering around with toys we don’t know how to use in the studio.”
      Newcomers to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will find an entire self-contained universe awaits them in a thrilling body of work. Here are grand concepts where albums overlap, riffs resurface, circular songs chase their own tails, grand narratives are told, cryptic lyrics endlessly analysed and a whole army of fans regurgitate the band’s output via a deluge of remixes, memes, visual loops, mind-melting cut-ups and just generally pontificate wildly about everything in The Gizzverse, much of it available on Youtube and internet forums.

      “I am aware that it exists,” laughs Stu, of the alternative world that exists in their honour. “But I’m completely social media-less and pretty stone-age really. Good on ‘em for digging deep though.”
      Because King Gizzard are no longer a band, they are a cult, a youth movement, an exploration, a double-drumming trip, a cottage industry centred around their own Flightless Records. Many milestones have been ticked off along the way: a headline slot at the UK’s Green Man Festival; a huge sold-out US tour; playing to five thousand people at a sold-out Brixton Academy one day…and then 100 people in the Yorkshire hill town of Hebden Bridge the next. Meanwhile their Gizzfest gathering in Melbourne is now in its fourth year. They are a band to give your life to. Perhaps more than anything they provide transportive fun, a valuable and often-overlooked commodity in an increasingly fraught world.

      Best of all, anyone can step into The Gizzverse - anytime, anywhere. No prior understanding is necessary. So whether it’s psyche rock played with breakneck precision (2014’s I’m In Your Mind Fuzz), life-giving acoustic folk and Tropicalia (2015’s Paper Mâché Dream Balloon), a three-part sci-fi/prog album (2017’s Murder Of The Universe) or an album uploaded on an open license so that budding labels worldwide could press their own copies, which they duly did, currently 240 different pressings according to Discogs (2017’s, Polygondwanaland), King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard provide it. As Pitchfork noted, they have waged war against two tired clichés: “One, that rock is dead; and two, that the album is dead.” More than that, they have staked their claim as one of the most innovative, exciting and productive bands of the 21st century


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: It's been close to 24 minutes since the last King Giz outing, so we're obviously due another one. this time we get bigger stadium-rock choruses and deep south Americana vibes mixed in with their usual stoned thrash and soaring progressions. As vital as always. Snap it up quickly, or by the time you read this, there may be another.

      TRACK LISTING

      Fishing For Fishies
      Boogieman Sam
      The Bird Song
      Plastic Boogie
      The Cruel Millennial
      Real’s Not Real
      This Thing
      Acarine
      Cyboogie

      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

      Live In Adelaide '19

        Live at Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, July 12th 2019

        Recorded by our sound crew:
        Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson

        Drums: Michael Cavanagh
        Guitar / Keys: Cook Craig
        Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
        Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
        Drums: Eric Moore
        Bass: Lucas Harwood
        Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker
        Adam Halliwell: Flute on Hot Water and Head On/Pill

        Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
        Cover design by Jason Galea

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Evil Star 
        2. Planet B 
        3. Mars For The Rich 
        4. Venusian 1 
        5. Cyboogie 
        6. Real?s Not Real 
        7. Hot Water
        8. Open Water 
        9. Sleep Drifter 
        10. Billabong Valley 
        11. The Bird Song 
        12. Inner Cell 
        13. Loyalty 
        14. Horology 
        15. Plastic Boogie 
        16. Organ Farmer 
        17. Self-Immolate 
        18. Head On/Pill 

        King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

        Live In Asheville 2019

          Live at New Belgium Brewing Company, Asheville, NC, USA, September 1st 2019

          Recorded by our sound crew: Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson and Gaspard Demulemeester

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Evil Star (Live In Asheville '19)
          2. Self-Immolate (Live In Asheville '19)
          3. Venusian 1 (Live In Asheville '19)
          4. Alter Me III (Live In Asheville '19)
          5. Altered Beast IV (Live In Asheville '19)
          6. People-Vultures (Live In Asheville '19)
          7. This Thing (Live In Asheville '19)
          8. Beginner?s Luck (Live In Asheville '19)
          9. Rattlesnake (Live In Asheville '19)
          10. Cyboogie (Live In Asheville '19)
          11. Loyalty (Live In Asheville '19)
          12. Horology (Live In Asheville '19)
          13. Boogieman Sam (Live In Asheville '19)
          14. Plastic Boogie (Live In Asheville '19)
          15. Mars For The Rich (Live In Asheville '19)
          16. Hell (Live In Asheville '19)
          17. The Lord Of Lightning (Live In Asheville '19)
          18. The Bitter Boogie (Live In Asheville '19)

          King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

          Teenage Gizzard

            Tracks 1-8 recorded some time in 2010 in Angelsea, Victoria, Australia
            Tracks 9+10 recorded some time in 2011 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia

            Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
            Cover Design by Ahmad Oka

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Hey There
            2. Ants And Bats
            3. Sleep
            4. Summer
            5. Eddie Cousin
            6. Fried
            7. Good To Me
            8. Tomb/Beach
            9. Trench Foot
            10. Life Is Cool

            King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

            Butterfly 3000

              King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have always greeted creative boundaries with the same respect bulldozers visit upon anything foolish enough to stray into their path. Over 11 years and across their 17 studio albums to date, the sui generis sextet have turned their many hands to luminous acid-rock daydreams (I’m In Your Mind Fuzz), gritty western horse operas (Eyes Like The Sky), never-ending science-fiction song cycles (Nonagon Infinity), dystopian death-metal epics (Infest The Rat’s Nest) and winningly mellifluous jazz-folk (Sketches Of Brunswick East). They’ve even invented their own musical instrument – a hybrid electric guitar sharing much of its DNA with the traditional Turkish bağlama – to explore the notes between the notes (a mission that’s yielded three albums thus far: Flying Microtonal Banana, K.G. and L.W.).

              But their 18th album, Butterfly 3000, might be their most fearless leap into the unknown yet: a suite of ten songs that all began life as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesisers, before being fashioned into addictive, optimistic and utterly seductive dream-pop by the six-piece. The album sounds simultaneously like nothing they’ve ever done before, and thoroughly, unmistakeably Gizz, down to its climactic neon psych-a-tronic flourish.

              “On Butterfly 3000, we’ve set some parameters we’ve never really touched on before,” says Gizz frontman Stu Mackenzie. “I feel most inspired when I’m not in competition with myself, and I’m always attracted to ideas that feel utterly new. Maybe that’s an idiosyncratic way to approach music, but it’s the Gizzard way. I often feel like we’re aliens, compared to how others write and make and look at music.”

              The new album follows on from the two Gizzard full-lengths that preceded it, K.G. and L.W., which, though begun traditionally, were completed during lockdown with the members finishing tracks remotely, as they were unable to congregate in the studio. Similarly executed in isolation, Butterfly 3000 takes the concept a purposeful step further, recorded entirely in the band members’ own homes, their studio and rehearsal space remaining out-of-bounds. “The album literally cost nothing,” Mackenzie laughs. “We would share ideas over the ‘net, working on our laptops and sending loops to each other pieces of music, synthesiser arpeggios and midi sequences, with notes like ‘Can you record this and send it back to me after feeding it through all those dope patches you made?’”

              Creatively, Mackenzie describes the process of the making the album as “a group challenge – like, how do we turn all these weird sequences we have into songs?” The band adhered to rules which, much like Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies, placed them firmly but fruitfully outside of their comfort zones. First and foremost, the band were writing this new material on unfamiliar equipment. “We were messing about on modular synthesisers,” says Mackenzie, “and as we’re not very skilled at them and don’t have the deepest knowledge of this stuff, we’d get happy accidents – lots of weird, wrong, broken sounds we flipped and looped and turned into songs.”

              The group committed to writing every one of Butterfly 3000’s songs in major key, marking a profound shift in modus operandi. “We didn’t want to lean on dark textures, which has definitely been a Gizzard trope in the past,” says Mackenzie. “We were trying to make upbeat dance music, in our own way, and we’d never gone there before.” Butterfly 3000 also abandoned another Gizzard trope, what Mackenzie describes as “throwing a lot of shit at the wall and finding that magic take, or building something with 20 tracks of guitar overdubs”. Instead, the new album was a process of refinement, paring tracks back to their elements and foregrounding the melodies. “There aren’t tonnes of layers here,” he adds. “But everything that is there is there for a reason. This is the most considered album we’ve ever made. With lots of elements in different time signatures, it’d be very easy for something like this to just sound like a mess, like free jazz. It takes a lot longer to finesse everything, until every part feels deliberate.”

              The product of many nights spent sweating over synthesisers and sequencers, looping and layering weird noises in the dark and annoying their neighbours into the wee small hours, Mackenzie describes Butterfly 3000’s inspired, maverick pop as “weird, odd, off-kilter polymetric arpeggios in strange time signatures, but with proper grooves you can stomp along to. At heart it’s avant garde, but a six-year-old could enjoy it.” Indeed, while this is an album that thrives on the shock of the new, when familiar elements enter the fray the effect can be dizzyingly thrilling – not least the unmistakeably motorik drums of Michael ‘Cavs’ Cavanaugh. “We never even considered not having live drums,” Mackenzie says. “As soon as Cavs cut his drum tracks, it was like, ‘Oh, the album’s got a heartbeat now. It was cold. And now it’s breathing.’”

              As one would expect on a King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard album, thorny knots of prog surface occasionally – the immersive hopscotch tangle of ‘Black Hot Soup’, for example – but the dominant mode is brilliantly focused and accessible. From the pulsing, utopian electro-pop of ‘Yours’ and the pitch-bent visions of ‘Dreams’, to the ecstatic, uplifting loops of ‘Catching Smoke’ and the assured fusion of synthetic and acoustic elements on ‘Interior People’ (one of the greatest Gizzard anthems yet), Butterfly 3000 displays a confidence at odds with its experimental methods, and a succinctness that pays dividends.

              For Mackenzie, the mood of Butterfly 3000 is one of escapism. “The themes within the songs are dreams and metamorphosis, change and evolution,” he explains. “It’s a journey, it’s a fantasy. It’s one of our lightest records, and it’s come out of this really trying time. We were challenging ourselves on this album to make something we’d never done before, which is a major-key, positive, uplifting record. And it felt like the hardest thing to do in this current headspace. But it was important.”

              The album’s title is – like many Gizzard albums before it – the work of long-time collaborator Jason Galea, who has composed for Butterfly 3000 a typically mesmerising sleeve that draws inspiration from the “Magic Eye” poster phenomena of the 90s, harbouring revelations for those willing to study it long and hard enough.

              For Mackenzie, assembling Butterfly 3000 was in itself “a puzzle – it was like putting together some insane, three-dimensional puzzle thing. And there was only one way that it would all fit. But once you found that way, everything just locked in together.” The result is a triumph of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s characteristic extra-terrestrial approach to music, to their oblique strategies, and their refusal to repeat themselves. It’s also testament to a group who – a decade and 18 albums into one of the most remarkable careers – are still able to surprise, still hungry to reinvent their own paradigm, still finding fresh inspiration in infinite possibilities. Long may they hew to their alien instincts.


              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: 'Wait long enough, and even if you're not a fan of King Gizzard, they'll make something you love' is something i've never said, but in light of their most recent LP, should have done. A deeply psychedelic mix of filter-modulated arpeggios and soaring reverbed vocal wisps. As ever, something completely new and thoroughly well done from the KG camp.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Yours
              2. Shanghai
              3. Dreams
              4. Blue Morpho
              5. Interior People
              6. Catching Smoke
              7. 2.02 Killer Year
              8. Black Hot Soup
              9. Ya Love
              10. Butterfly 3000

              King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

              Live In Adelaide '19 (Fuzz Club Official Bootleg)

                Both box sets include 62x62cm poster. Artwork and remaster exclusive to Fuzz Club Bootlegs. The live album was recorded when the prolific Australian psych-rock group descended on Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia on July 12th 2019. This career-spanning live album sees the band storm through tracks from ‘Chunky Shrapnel’, ‘Infest The Rats Nest’, ‘Fishing for Fishies’, ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’, ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’, ‘Polygondwanaland’, and ‘Float Along - Fill Your Lungs’. This ‘Live In Adelaide 19’ bootleg is remastered by Brett Orrison (Jack White, The Black Angels, Roky Erickson) exclusively for Fuzz Club and arrives as a hand-numbered triple LP box-set with exclusive artwork.

                TRACK LISTING

                1) Evil Star
                2) Planet B
                3) Mars For The Rich
                4) Venusian 1
                5) Cyboogie
                6) Real’s Not Real
                7) Hot Water
                8) Open Water
                9) Sleep Drifter
                10) Billabong Valley
                11) The Bird Song
                12) Inner Cell
                13) Loyalty
                14) Horology
                15) Plastic Boogie
                16) Organ Farmer
                17) Self-Immolate
                18) Head On/Pill

                King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                Infest The Rats' Nest (LIVE) (Fuzz Club Official Bootleg)

                  Hand-numbered tip-on gatefold sleeve with printed inner-sleeve. Limited to 666 copies. Standard LP is 180g ‘Orange Crush’ vinyl, single sleeve. Artwork and remaster exclusive to Fuzz Club Bootlegs. This Fuzz Club Official Bootleg is a live album of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard performing their ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ LP, assembled from a number of the band’s live shows in 2019. ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ was the fifteenth studio album from the Australian psych polymaths and the incoming live bootleg is due out May 28th 2021. A masterclass in apocalyptic thrash metal, it’s undoubtedly the band’s heaviest work to date, and all the more formidable when taken to the stage. This ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ live bootleg sees the band rally against climate change and the destruction of our planet to the tune of thunderous blast-beats, chugging riffs and face-melting solos. The merciless, hard-hitting nature of the songs amped-up tenfold in a live setting. The audio is remastered by Brett Orrison (The Black Angels, Jack White) exclusively for Fuzz Club and also comes with exclusive artwork. The deluxe version is limited to 666 copies and comes on 180g coloured, splatter-effect vinyl in a hand-numbered tip-on gatefold sleeve with a printed inner-sleeve.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1) Planet B (Live)
                  2) Mars For The Rich (Live)
                  3) Organ Farmer (Live)
                  4) Superbug (Live)
                  5) Venusian 1 (Live)
                  6) Perihelion (Live)
                  7) Venusian 2 (Live)
                  8) Self-Immolate (Live)
                  9) Hell (Live)

                  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                  Demos Volumes 1 & 2

                    500 double lps ON BLUE / GREEN VINYL
                    VOLUME 1 IS sea blue
                    VOLUME 2 IS army green

                    Recorded between 2011 - 2020 by King Gizz

                    Mastered by Joseph Carra
                    Cover design by Jason Galea

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: There's no stopping the 'Giz train is there? It's no wonder with that many superb albums under their belt, there's a wealth of unheard demo material out there, and this goes to show that even their unheard material is still worth hearing. A great collection and a great looking double LP.

                    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                    Live In Brussels 2019

                      Live at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, October 8th and 9th 2019

                      Tracks 1-9 recorded on October 8th
                      Tracks 10-17 recorded on October 9th

                      Recorded by our sound crew: Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson, Gaspard De Meulemeester

                      Drums: Michael Cavanagh
                      Guitar / Keys / Vocals: Cook Craig
                      Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
                      Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
                      Drums: Eric Moore
                      Bass: Lucas Harwood
                      Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker

                      Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
                      Cover design by Jason Galea

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Evil Star (Live In Brussels '19)
                      2. Venusian 2 (Live In Brussels '19)
                      3. Superbug (Live In Brussels '19)
                      4. The Lord Of Lightning (Live In Brussels '19)
                      5. Alter Me III (Live In Brussels '19)
                      6. Altered Beast IV (Live In Brussels '19)
                      7. People-Vultures (Live In Brussels '19)
                      8. This Thing (Live In Brussels '19)
                      9. Sense (Live In Brussels '19)
                      10. The Wheel (Live In Brussels '19)
                      11. The Bird Song (Live In Brussels '19)
                      12. Down The Sink (Live In Brussels '19)
                      13. Work This Time (Live In Brussels '19)
                      14. Robot Stop (Live In Brussels '19)
                      15. Big Fig Wasp (Live In Brussels '19)
                      16. Gamma Knife (Live In Brussels '19)
                      17. Float Along - Fill Your Lungs (Live In Brussels '19)

                      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                      Live In Paris 2019

                        Live at L'Olympia, Paris, France, October 14, 2019.

                        Recorded by our sound crew:
                        Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson, Gaspard De Meulemeester

                        Drums: Michael Cavanagh
                        Guitar / Keys: Cook Craig
                        Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
                        Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
                        Drums: Eric Moore
                        Bass: Lucas Harwood
                        Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker

                        Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
                        Cover design by Jason Galea.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. Evil Star (Live In Paris '19)
                        2. Venusian 2 (Live In Paris '19)
                        3. Perihelion (Live In Paris '19)
                        4. Crumbling Castle (Live In Paris '19)
                        5. The Fourth Colour (Live In Paris '19)

                        Side B
                        6. Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet (Live In Paris '19)
                        7. The Castle In The Air (Live In Paris '19)
                        8. Muddy Water (Live In Paris '19)
                        9. People-Vultures (Live In Paris '19)
                        10. Mr. Beat (Live In Paris '19)
                        11. Hot Water (Live In Paris '19)

                        Side C
                        12. This Thing (Live In Paris '19)
                        13. Billabong Valley (Live In Paris '19)
                        14. Nuclear Fusion (Live In Paris '19)
                        15. Anoxia (Live In Paris '19)
                        16. All Is Known (Live In Paris '19)

                        Side D
                        17. Boogieman Sam (Live In Paris '19)
                        18. Mars For The Rich (Live In Paris '19)
                        19. Am I In Heaven? (Live In Paris '19)

                        King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                        Live In London 2019

                          Live at Alexandra Palace, London, England, October 5th 2019

                          Recorded by our sound crew:
                          Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson, Gaspard De Meulemeester

                          Drums: Michael Cavanagh
                          Guitar / Keys: Cook Craig
                          Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
                          Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
                          Drums: Eric Moore
                          Bass: Lucas Harwood
                          Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker

                          Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
                          Cover design by Jason Galea

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          1. Evil Star (Live In London '19)
                          2. Mars For The Rich (Live In London '19)
                          3. I'm In Your Mind (Live In London '19)
                          4. I'm Not In Your Mind (Live In London '19)
                          5. Cellophane (Live In London '19)
                          6. The Great Chain Of Being (Live In London '19)

                          Side B
                          7. Plastic Boogie (Live In London '19)
                          8. Crumbling Castle (Live In London '19)
                          9. This Thing (Live In London '19)

                          Side C
                          10. Boogieman Sam (Live In London '19)
                          11. Mr. Beat (Live In London '19)
                          12. Evil Death Roll (Live In London '19)
                          13. Venusian 2 (Live In London '19)

                          Side D
                          14. Planet B (Live In London '19)
                          15. Rattlesnake (Live In London '19)
                          16. Float Along - Fill Your Lungs (Live In London '19)

                          King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

                          L.W.

                            The album follows the recent January 2021 release of single 'O.N.E.' and the band's sixteenth studio album K.G (the second volume in the band's previous explorations into microtonal tunings), as well as Live In S.F. '16 (ATO Records), a live album recorded during the band's 2016 U.S. tour stop at San Francisco venue The Independent. As the band enter their second decade – and their frontman still only thirty years old - the creative future of the band, as showcased on L.W., promises to be bolder, madder and more imaginative than ever.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: They just keep going don't they? Fortunately, their artistic integrity and ability to write a tune hasn't been sacrificed at all with 'L.W' being possibly their most pronounced mix of dancefloor funk, groove and sludgy indie yet. It's more down the psych-funk route than some of their heavier numbers but is as ever, wildly inventive and quintessentially KGLW.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            CD
                            If Not Now, Then When?
                            O.N.E.
                            Pleaura
                            Supreme Ascendancy
                            Static Electricity
                            East West Link
                            Ataraxia
                            See Me
                            K.G.L.W

                            Vinyl
                            Side 1
                            If Not Now, Then When?
                            O.N.E.
                            Pleaura
                            Supreme Ascendancy
                            Static Electricity

                            Side 2
                            East West Link
                            Ataraxia
                            See Me
                            K.G.L.W

                            King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                            Infest The Rats Nest - Eco Edition

                              Melbourne seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return to save us all, this time armed only with blastbeats, an arsenal of well-oiled locked and loaded guitars and a desire to melt faces clean off.

                              Their fifteenth studio album, ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’, released on Flightless Records, is by far The Gizz’s hardest and heaviest album to date.

                              Released just six months after the uplifting blues rock boogie and deep electro explorations of ‘Fishing For Fishes’ and drawing on the mid/late 1980s golden period of thrash metal - Metallica and Slayer certainly but also lesser-cited bands such as Exodus, Kreator and Overkill - ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ saw a wholly unexpected creative detour into new sonic terrain.

                              After a punishing release and touring schedule of 2017-18, ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ was recorded by a pared-down three piece King Gizzard line-up. ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ sees Stu and guitarist Joey Walker share all the guitar and bass parts, with (other drummer) Michael Cavanagh recording all the drums. This small set-up ensures tight arrangements and maximum velocity - and another curveball from this most unpredictable (yet consistent) of bands.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Planet B
                              Mars For The Rich
                              Organ Farmer
                              Superbug
                              Venusian 1
                              Perihelion
                              Venusian 2
                              Self-Immolate
                              Hell

                              King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                              K.G.

                                King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with new album K.G., their sixteenth since forming in 2010. In the wake of a global pandemic, it’s a collection of songs composed and recorded remotely after the six members of the band retreated to their own homes scattered around Melbourne, Australia. K.G. is a pure distillation of the King Gizzard sound, one that cherry picks the best aspects of previous albums and contorts them into new shapes via defiantly non-western rock scales.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Barry says: Admittedly, the KG albums don't stop coming but every single one has distinct and defining characteristics that separate them from each-other. We still get the psychedelic groove and soaring melodicism but this time imbued with the influence of eastern microtonality and scales. It's a perfect combination, and as skilfully done as ever.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. K.G.L.W.
                                2. Automation
                                3. Minimum Brain Size
                                4. Straws In The Wind
                                5. Some Of Us
                                6. Ontology
                                7. Intrasport
                                8. Oddlife
                                9. Honey
                                10. The Hungry Wolf Of Fate

                                King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                Live In San Francisco '16

                                  Just under a month after delivering their award-winning 2016 album Nonagon Infinity, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard took the stage at San Francisco’s The Independent for a set both wildly frenetic and meticulously executed. In one of their final club gigs before bursting onto the international scene—soon selling out amphitheaters and headlining festivals—the Melbourne septet laid down a breakneck performance that, in the words of SF Weekly, “made every organ ache just right.” Multi-tracked and impeccably mixed, Live in San Francisco ’16  simultaneously channels the massive energy of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s set while echoing the sweaty intimacy of the 500-capacity venue.  

                                  Newly unearthed by ATO Records, Live in San Francisco ’16 captures an extraordinary moment in the band’s increasingly storied history, a 13-song spectacular likely to leave every listener awestruck and adrenalized.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: King Gizzard are without a doubt one of the busiest bands on the planet, and by all accounts, one of the greatest forces on the live circuit too. This is a true to life and superb sounding document of a band at the height of their powers. LONG LIVE KING GIZ.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Robot Stop
                                  Hot Water
                                  Big Fig Wasp
                                  Gamma Knife
                                  People-Vultures
                                  Trapdoor
                                  I'm In Your Mind
                                  I'm Not In Your Mind
                                  Cellophane
                                  I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
                                  The River
                                  Evil Death Roll
                                  Head On/Pill

                                  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                  Chunky Shrapnel

                                    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce Chunky Shrapnel, a feature-length motion picture that follows King Gizzard’s adrenaline-inducing onstage performances from the perspective of the band. The film is accompanied by a double LP featuring the music from the film, which was recorded throughout the band's 2019 European tour.

                                    “John Stewart (director of Chunky Shrapnel) followed us around for a few weeks through Europe," says the band's Stu Mackenzie. "It was fun and funny and wild and weird. Sometimes an inconspicuous fly on the wall, sometimes an intrusive camera man one inch from my face. Always exciting though. Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now."

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Evil Star
                                    2. The River (Live In Luxembourg ’19)
                                    3. Wah Wah (Live In Madrid ’19)
                                    4. Road Train (Live In Manchester ’19)
                                    5. Murder Of The Universe (Live In Utrecht ’19)
                                    6. Quarantine
                                    7. Planet B (Live In London ’19)
                                    8. Parking (Live In Brussels ’19)
                                    9. Venusian 2 (Live In Milan ’19)
                                    10. Hell (Live In Milan ’19)
                                    11. Let Me Mend The Past (Live In Madrid ’19)
                                    12. Anamnesis
                                    13. Inner Cell (Live In Utrecht ’19)
                                    14. Loyalty (Live In Utrecht ’19)
                                    15. Horology (Live In Utrecht '19)
                                    16. A Brief History Of Planet Earth (Live In London, Berlin, Utrecht And Barcelona ’19)

                                    Right as the clock was striking midnight on the last day of the year, King Gizzard issued Gumboot Soup, an entirely new 11-song collection. "Greenhouse Heat Death" and "All Is Known" are microtonal jams that roil and boil like the songs on Flying Microtonal Banana, the metallic "The Great Chain of Being" has the proggy feel of Murder of the Universe, and a bunch of mellow tracks ("Superposition," "I'm Sleepin' In," "The Wheel") could have been warped a bit and slotted right into Sketches of Brunswick East. The rest of the songs are strong neo-psych that would have fit well on the grab bag that was Polygondwanaland; the soft rock "Beginner's Luck" would have been a highlight with its marshmallowy chorus and jabbing guitar solo, and the same goes for the almost funky "Down the Sink," which reveals a loose-limbed side the band doesn't often show. So yes, it's a collection of castoffs and almost-weres, but the amazing thing is that it sounds like a greatest-hits collection made up of songs that are fully realized and played with passion and weirdness, not a half-baked slag heap. In case anyone needed it, Gumboot Soup is yet more proof that King Gizzard were firing all year long on all five cylinders, plus about four more that most bands don't have, and the body of work they created is immensely, intensely, jaw-droppingly impressive.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: Though I feel like I might be getting RSI from writing about King Giz, amazingly they've managed to smash out yet another killer LP, full of their trademark hooks and off-kilter psychedelic scree. Once again, a completely realised and cohesive collection comes from the KG camp.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Beginner's Luck
                                    2. Greenhouse Heat Death
                                    3. Barefoot Desert
                                    4. Muddy Water
                                    5. Superposition
                                    6. Down The Sink
                                    7. The Great Chain Of Being
                                    8. The Last Oasis
                                    9. All Is Known
                                    10. I'm Sleepin' In
                                    11. The Wheel

                                    King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

                                    Polygondwanaland - Heavenly Edition

                                      With an insanely prolific year, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard return with their twelfth album, Polygondwanaland to journey into the depths of the mind and the limits of the universe. The Australian 7-piece have made a name for themselves with a steady stream of new material since their inception 2010, blending everything surf rock, prog, soul, folk, metal, garage rock, and even elements of spoken word and cinematic presentation, creating a large buzz and rabid fanbase stretching far across the globe from their Melbourne roots. this album is full of the psychedelic rock outfit's jazz and groove laden jams.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: For all of you who missed out on the Piccadilly Records exclusive beer splattered vinyl version of this, their TWELFTH LP, then here it is brought to you by the wonderful Heavenly records on CD and standard LP. If you haven't heard it yet, then get on it, or they'll have another one out before you get chance.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Crumbling Castle 10:44
                                      2. Polygondwanaland 03:32
                                      3. The Castle In The Air 02:47
                                      4. Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet 03:33
                                      5. Inner Cell 03:55
                                      6. Loyalty 03:38
                                      7. Horology 02:52
                                      8. Tetrachromacy 03:30
                                      9. Searching... 03:03
                                      10. The Fourth Colour 06:12

                                      King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

                                      Murder Of The Universe

                                      Lit by thunderclaps and lightning, Murder Of The Universe inhabits a sonic landscape of death, decay, ossification, fossilisation, rebirth. It is a place occupied by wandering shape-shifting beasts, bleeding skies, pools of blood, great fires and mushroom clouds; a planet rent asunder by conflict.

                                      A disorientating experience, the album hinges on three distinct sections that rise from larval beds, and whose lyrics should be carved in stone, squeezed from moss, discovered in ancient runes. And all the while a passing cast of characters imbue the tale with both human and non-human emotions.

                                      Snippets of earlier recordings breakthrough collection I’m In Your Mind Fuzz and Nonagon Infinity resurface throughout like ghostly shadow form to haunt their latest sound. In years to come King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will be judged not by their separate albums, but by a body of work where themes, melodies, motifs, riffs and ideas resurface and recur, each album peeling back a layer of the onion to glimpse at past and future alike.

                                      “We’ve always thought of our albums as portals through which you can move from one to the other,” says Stu. “Or maybe each album is a bridge to the next part of the story. Songs sync together, records can be played in loops and past ideas recur or are reprised, and then woven into new textures. These ideas aren’t necessarily contrived though...sometimes these just happen.”

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: Another brilliant outing from the King Giz fam. Psychedelic swirling guitars, echoing vocal melodies, impeccable percussive freak-outs and as ever, fist-pumping heavy af grooves.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      The Tale Of The Altered Beast
                                      1. A New World
                                      2. Altered Beats I
                                      3. Alter Me I
                                      4. Altered Best II
                                      5. Alter Me I
                                      6. Altered Beast III
                                      7. Alter Me III
                                      8. Altered Beats IV
                                      9. Life / Death

                                      The Lord Of Lightening Vs. Balrog
                                      10. Some Context
                                      11. The Reticent Raconteur
                                      12. The Lord Of Lightening
                                      13. The Balrog
                                      14. The Floating Fire
                                      15. The Acrid Corpse

                                      Han- Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe
                                      16. Welcome To An Altered Future
                                      17. Digital Black
                                      18. Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
                                      19. Soy-Protein Munt Machine
                                      20. Vomit Coffin
                                      21. Murder Of The Universe

                                      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                      Flying Microtonal Banana

                                      Geelong’s insuppressible King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release their new album ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ on Heavenly Recordings - the first of five albums they are set to release in 2017.

                                      Talking about the making of Flying Microtonal Banana, Eric Moore of the band said: “Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu. The guitar was modified to play in 24- TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a Turkish horn called a Zurna.”

                                      Shimmering, hypnotic and propulsive and powered along, as ever, by the metronomic beat of two drummers, ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ takes a subtle musical shift away from the frazzled freak-beat of its predecessor, ‘Nonagon Infinity’. Trance like, in parts clipped and concise yet deeply psychedelic, it reveals yet another musical side to a band seemingly in perpetual motion.

                                      Perhaps one of the most exciting live bands out there right now, they appeared at both Green Man and End Of The Road festivals over the summer as well as playing sold-out London shows at the Electric Ballroom, Moth Club and The Electric during 2016. The band will bring their unrestrained and free-wheeling live show back to the UK in 2017.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: K-Gizzle pull out another brilliant and no doubt in-demand album of angular melodies, psychedelic freak-outs and grooving churns of noise, interspersed with funked-up melodies and brilliantly effervescent indie rock. There really is a bit of everything here, classic rock, jazz, psych, noise. You name it, it's here, and executed to perfection.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Rattlesnake
                                      Melting
                                      Open Water
                                      Sleep Drifter
                                      Billabong Valley
                                      Anoxia
                                      Doom City
                                      Nuclear Fusion
                                      Flying Microtonal Banana

                                      King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

                                      Nonagon Infinity

                                      Recording, releasing and touring a couple of albums in 18 months is beyond the realms of comprehensibility for most bands, but then King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard aren’t ‘most bands’. Forget a couple of albums, Friday April 29th 2016 marks the release of Nonagon Infinity, their fourth long-player for Heavenly Recordings in a little under a year and a half. Workshy they ain’t!

                                      After the acid-flecked cosmic jazz of Quarters and the hazy, pastoral, acoustic bliss of Paper Mache Dream Balloon, with Nonagon Infinity the Gizzard once again dive head-long into the gonzo freak-beat frenzy that mark both their Heavenly debut I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, and their perpetually in motion, double-drummer propelled live show.

                                      Recorded by Wayne Gordon, Paul Maybury, Michael Badger and Stu Mackenzie at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, in keeping with their indefatigable spirit the 9 track album may be the world's first infinitely looping LP. Each of the nine, complex, blistering tracks on Nonagon Infinity seamlessly flows into the next, with the final song linking straight back into the top of the opener like a sonic mobius strip.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Robot Stop
                                      2. Big Fig Wasp
                                      3. Gamma Knife
                                      4. People-Vultures
                                      5. Mr. Beat
                                      6. Evil Death Roll
                                      7. Invisible Face
                                      8. Wah Wah
                                      9. Road Train

                                      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                      Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

                                      Starting out in 2010 as a solid garage rock group, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard followed their collective muse wherever it chose to lead them. For their latest opus, Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, they initially thought it was going to be filled with the darker, heavier material that the band has been playing live of late. But front man Stu Mackenzie soon decided that it was time to put aside the longer, more conceptual pieces and go in a completely new direction.

                                      On previous records King Gizzard has channeled many different sounds: From heavily distorted, kraut-driven rock on their 2014 album I’m In Your Mind Fuzz to expansive, almost jazzy, Dead-like head trips on Quarters! Or as Mackenzie puts it, “I always wanted to be a band where you would expect the unexpected each time, with each album being treated like a different phase.”

                                      Hence, the band’s seventh album was recorded using nothing but acoustic instruments. Mackenzie elaborated on this with: “Acoustic guitars, flute, double bass, fiddle, harmonica, drum kit, clarinet. Whatever we could find really.” The result is a lovely, lilting pop masterpiece that still evokes the same intoxicating exuberance as KGATLW’s most recent work, but with a more pastoral, communal feel to it.

                                      "Their songs are dense, intricately crafted, and most importantly, powerful … King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard don't do predictability.” - Pitchfork”

                                      “King Gizzard are on a dizzying trip to the center of psychedelia, cocooning themselves in spaced-out guitar lines and engorged melodies that demand to be viewed Disney-style, through a dodecahedral prism of light.” – The Guardian

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1 Sense
                                      2 Bone
                                      3 Dirt
                                      4 Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
                                      5 Trapdoor
                                      6 Cold Cadaver
                                      7 The Bitter Boogie
                                      8 N.G.R.I (Bloodstain)
                                      9 Time=Fate
                                      10 Time=$$$
                                      11 Most Of What I Like
                                      12 Paper Mâché

                                      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                      I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

                                      Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce details of new album ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ on Heavenly Recordings.

                                      This Australian beast of a band, with a bear of a name and a thick herd of band members, deliver many things on ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’, namely a skeleton of propulsive Krautbeat fleshed out with a liberal dose of citric sweetness, flutes and harmonicas, a ton of wah, many lovely left turns of delicate psych and a dash of DMT dread.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      I’m In Your Mind
                                      I’m Not In Your Mind
                                      Cellophane
                                      I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
                                      Empty
                                      Hot Water
                                      Am I In Heaven
                                      Slow Jam 1
                                      Satan Speeds Up
                                      Her And I (Slow Jam 2)


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