Recording, releasing and touring a couple of albums in 18 months is beyond the realms of comprehensibility for most bands, however King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard aren’t your average bands. They released their fourth long-player Nonagon Infinity for Heavenly Recordings in April backed up by single ‘Gamma Knife’,which was accompanied by a video directed by Jason Galea, who is responsible for all the band’s incredible artwork and videos.
After the acid-flecked cosmic jazz of Quarters and the hazy, pastoral, acoustic bliss of Paper Mâché 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.
The nine 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.
Burning a trail from their Geelong hideout just outside Melbourne like a cosmically-charged, lysergic ally-laced Canned Heat, leaving all they meet dazed & confused and seemingly on a constant circuit of the globe (Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz & Roskilde as well as countless sold out dates in rooms across the USA, UK, Europe and Australia in the last 12 months alone), the band recently played a short tour of the UK, which culminated in a sold out show at London’s Electric Ballroom.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals / guitar/ flute), Ambrose Kenny Smith (harmonica / vocals), Craig Cook (guitar / vocals), Eric Moore (drums), Joey Walker (guitar), Lucas Skinner (bass) & Michael Cavanagh (drums).
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, London SW2 1RJ, 8 September 2016, 19.00 – 23.00.