King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard release new psychedelic single ‘Automation’ in anticipation of 16th studio album ‘K.G.’
Australian psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard announce that their brand-new studio album, ‘K.G’, will be arriving on the 20th of November. A 10-track album that follows 2019’s ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ thrash metal inspired album. King Gizzard are notorious for their prolific discography and exploration of multiple genres, having released fifteen studio albums, two EPs and six live albums in total, all varying in musical influence.
K.G features previously shared singles ‘Straws in The Wind’, ‘Honey’ and ‘Some of Us’, all offering a seemingly calmer, more free-flowing tone compared to the power chord heavy songs on ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’. The mysticism of the Eastern motifs achieved with microtonality techniques seen commonly in ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ return in these three singles. The latest single ‘Automation’ perfectly brings these three releases together in the final tease before the album release. The hypnotic rhythm of the introduction brings the garage and krautrock influence seen in ‘I’m in Your Mind Fuzz’, whilst the guitar hits us with a mix of distortion blended with microtonal melodies seen in ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’. ‘Automation’ allows us to mosh and perform an experimentally fused interpretative dance, maybe at the same time. This powerful, psychedelic explosion is heightened further by frontman Stu Mackenzie’s iconic lyrical backing, that repetitive “automation” motif has the same impact as in ‘Rattlesnake’.
The release of the supporting video for ‘Automation’ is approaching. The raw video and audio files are on the band’s website, where they are encouraging remix submissions and home-made videos with the best being shared as their official video. The clips of video footage show the band encapsulated within tin foil attire, and the audio files are separated for each instrument, giving listeners uncapped creativity in how they decide to remix the song. This DIY concept fits King Gizzard’s experimental approach towards their music production and the way they interact with their listeners to mirror their own expressiveness.