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NEWS: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard plan five new albums for 2017

Following the release of their album Nonagon Infinity, Australian psych-rock rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are planning not one but five LPs for 2017.  The first of the quintet of releases is called Flying Microtonal Banana, it was recorded at the band’s own studio in Melbourne and it’ll be released on 24th February via Heavenly Recordings.  Details of the other records will be announced soon.

Eric Moore from the band talked about the making of Flying Microtonal Banana:  “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.”

The group have also shared a new video for the album’s first single ‘Rattlesnake.’  Created by Jason Gales, it depicts the band performing while flying through a warped, computer generated planet. Towards the end of the video some quite creepy images are introduced into the mix, giving it a dark edge.  Watch below.

Photo credit: Jamie Wdziekonski

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