King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have announced their new album ‘Murder Of The Universe’ for release on June 23rd. The album follows the release of ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ which came out in February this year.
“The album was recorded at Flightless HQ in East Brunswick, Melbourne Australia in early 2017 and produced by the band’s Stu Mackenzie.
The band have also unveiled an epic 13-minute film to Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe directed by long time collaborator Jason Galea.
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.”
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are back in Europe for a run of shows & festival appearances early this summer:
05/05 — 08/06 Sound Isidro 2017, Madrid, Spain
31/05 — 04/06 Primavera Sound Festival 2017, Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain
03/06 — Field Day Victoria Park, London, UK
05/06 — 08/06 Beaches Brew 2017, Hana-Bi, Marina di Ravenna, Italy
08/06 — 10/06 NOS Primavera Sound 2017, Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal
09/06 — 11/06 — This Is Not A Love Song 2017, Paloma, Nîmes, France
13/06 — Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
14/06 — Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
15/06 — O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
16/06 — 18/06 Best Kept Secret Festival 2017
17/06 — Maifeld Derby 2017, Maimarkt-Gelände, Mannheim, Germany
22/06 — Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France