Australia’s most productive music-making machine King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard are not just re-writing, but obliterating the rule-book for just how productive a band can be in a single year.
2016 has already seen the band release an album in the form of the mind-melting Nonagon Infinity, their eighth in just six years, tour their incredible live show across America, Europe, and Australia, release multiple music videos, announce the return of their own music festival Gizzfest, and drop plans to release no less than four (!) albums next year.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that maybe the Melbourne psych collective were calling it an early one in 2016, perhaps they’d take a break and start their Christmas holidays early. You’d be entirely wrong too, because the boys in King Gizz have pulled (from surely their rear ends) the time to edit together nearly two hours worth of footage from seven tours across two years, resulting in their new Bootleg Holiday From Hell documentary.
The film is stacked full of live footage, detailing the emergence of the band on the international circuit over the last two years as a result of relentless touring, recording and releasing. You can watch below:
Despite showing an up-close glimpse of the gears of the band, it still defies belief how they are able to turn over such a prolific amount of content in such a short amount of time.
Last month King Gizz took to their Instagram account to announce that they have started recording LP number ten, implying that number nine has already been finished.
The band will finish a whirlwind year with a national run of dates for their own Gizzfest Festival, which will see them perform alongside the likes of Pond, The Murlocs and Mild High Club. See below for details.
Gizzfest 2016 Lineup
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Mild High Club
* Appearing only in Melbourne
Friday, November 25- Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds- Brisbane
Saturday,November 26- Coburg Velodrome- Melbourne
Tuesday,November 29-Big Top, Lunar Park- Sydney
Saturday December 3- Thebarton Theatre and carpark- Adelaide
Sunday, December 4- Urban Orchard- Perth