King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Completely fried 7-piece garage punk band of theremin-wielding psychopaths half originating from the flat salt bush plains of Deniliquin and the other from the sea-stained Anglesea coastline, brought together through a share house in Melbourne and a mutual love of Pavement, Thee Oh Sees and Nuggets.
They released their debut EP “Willoughby’s Beach” on a limited run of 10” vinyl in October 2011. The first single “Black Tooth” pricked the ears of Triple J’s Dom Alessio, who dubbed the band : “a tour de force of reverberated rock’n’roll.”
The band soon gained a devoted and at times visceral Melbourne following – selling out several residencies and their debut EP launch at the Tote Hotel. In the following weeks King Gizzard were nominated for Best New Talent at The Age’s EG Awards alongside Kimbra, Lanie Lane, Royal Headache and Husky.
2012 began with Gizzard being officially “unearthed” by Triple J, winning a spot at the Melbourne Big Day Out. They also landed a tour with US musician Girl Talk performing sold out shows at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and Palace Theatre in Melbourne. A huge 2012/13 summer ensued with appearances at Falls Music and Arts Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Cherry Rock and a national tour with Jeff The Brotherhood.
With The Murlocs(five dudes with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted demented dance party brand of soulful RnB.) and Mercury Girls (Philly indiepop with members of Literature, Little Big League, Pet Milk)