VIDEO: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Perform 'Lord of Lightning' on CONAN
Melbourne, Australia's high velocity seven-piece King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard made their worldwide television debut last night with a whiplash performance of "The Lord of Lightning" on Conan; watch it below!
"The Lord of Lightning" is a new track from the band's upcoming album Murder of the Universe, their second LP of 2017 with a June 23 release date. Currently the band is touring North America in support of 'Flying Microtonal Banana', which was released on February 24 and features a unique combination of trance-inducing drones, inventive jazz flourishes, non-Western musical scales and metronomic rhythms.
With Murder of the Universe separated into three chapters, you can now watch the new video for all of "Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi and the Murder of the Universe" HERE. Lit by thunderclaps and lightning,MOTU inhabits a sonic landscape of death, decay, ossification, fossilization, rebirth. Pre-order it on vomit splatter vinyl HERE.
King Gizzard is a band whose body of work where themes, melodies, motifs, riffs and ideas resurface and recur, each album peeling back a layer of the onion to glimpse at past and future alike. Their albums should be treated as portals through which you can move from one to the other. Songs sync together, records can be played in loops and past ideas recur or are reprised, and then woven into new textures. "These ideas aren't necessarily contrived," said Mackenzie. "Sometimes they just happen."
US TOUR DATES
4/18 - Las Vegas, NV - Pool @ Hard Rock Hotel
4/19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
4/21 - 4/23 - Indio, CA - Coachella
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/5 - 6/8 - Madrid, Spain - Sound Isidro 2017
5/31 - 6/4 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival 2017
6/3 - London, UK - Field Day 2017
6/5 - 6/8 - Marina di Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew 2017
6/8 - 6/10 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Sound 2017
6/9 - 6/11 - Nimes, France - This Is Not A Love Song 2017
6/13 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
6/14 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
6/15 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
6/16 - 6/18 - Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby 2017
6/22 - Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
7/21 - 7/23 - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Splendour in the Grass Festival 2017