You heard right, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard will release five new records in 2017. The first is ‘Flying Microtonal Banana,’ recorded at the band’s own studio in Brunswick East, Melbourne, in the summer of 2016.
‘Rattlesnake’ is the new single from the band and you can watch the Jason Galea directed video here:
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.
Flying Microtonal Banana takes a subtle musical shift away from the frazzled freak-beat of its predecessor, Nonagon Infinity which was released earlier this year.
We’re also hugely anticipating the seven piece arriving back on our shores in 2017 to play live shows. We’re excited to announce that the band will play their two biggest UK shows to date in London & Manchester early next summer:
Tickets for these shows go on sale from 9am on Friday November 14th.
Here’s frontman Stu Mckenzie on the making of five albums next year:
Why five albums in a year?
We built a studio in an old warehouse late last year so it felt like a good idea to give it a test run. It went from three to four to five. I’m scared, I think I’m going to loose my mind by the end of the year…
How far along you are with recording?
We finished the first one — Flying Microtonal Banana a couple of months ago and have been working on two others since then. Ones kinda jazzy and is a collaboration with our buddies Mild High Club. The other is kinda heavy and has some ties with Nonagon Infinity. Four and five are too far in the future to think about right now
Will it be tough making sure it’s all done on time, to plan?
We will try our best!