22 April 2022
Band: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
Who: 24/7 psych rockers from down under
Albums: 22 in 10 years’ time (hello, Radiohead?)
Stu Mackenzie (their multi-instrumentalist): “This recording session felt significant. Significant because it was the first time all six Gizzards had gotten together after an extraordinarily long time in lockdown,” the band’s Stu Mackenzie said in a statement, “Significant because it produced the longest studio recording we’ve ever released. Significant because (I think) it’s going to change the way we write and record music, at least for a while.
A turning point. A touchstone. I think we’re entering into our ‘jammy period’. It feels good.”
Turn Up The Volume: The 18-minute psych-o-delic marathon The Dripping Tap
(hear/see below) alone counts for an album. Holy smoke, these tireless Aussies are
razor-edged riff fanatics. I played it 3 times so far, which makes a total of 54 minutes,
I’ll listen to the other tracks, for a second time, tomorrow.
Be ready for that head-spinning and hair-splitting
18-minute brain-breaking jam played live here…
Stream/buy full album here…