Written by Lauren Rosier
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have released their sixteenth studio album, K.G., as well as a live album, Live In S.F. ’16 (ATO Records), that was recorded during their 2016 U.S. tour stop at San Francisco’s venue, The Independent.
To celebrate the release of K.G., the band has shared a video for the
track, “Intrasport,” directed by John Angus Stewart.
“The clip was shot in my tiny studio apartment,” Stewart says. “For the main reason that it’s the smallest place I know that someone lives in. The aim was to find the 50/50 split: feeling lonely at a party but surrounded by people. Feeling like you are the only one there and that nobody really understands you (but you still have to bring it). I used 35mm anamorphic to give the small space as much panoramic effect as I could muster. Sometimes the smallest of spaces feel huge when you are partying, why do you think everyone always gathers in the kitchen or bathroom?”
Earlier this week, the band surprised fans with a full concert film accompanying Live In S.F. ’16. With this film, fans are able to purchase a stream.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are thrilled to share their album, K.G., their sixteenth since they formed in 2010. The Australian band recorded remotely, as most artists are forced to these days.
In 2017, the band released their Flying Microtonal Banana (FMB), now a highly regarded album. That was the first of five released by the band that year.
Now, in 2020, K.G., marks ten years as a band.
“Ten years ago I was 19 and older peers that I looked up to were telling me that music was something you did for a few years, then give up and get a job,” remembers Stu, who grew up in the coastal town of Anglesea, Victoria (pop: 2545). “That was really depressing to me because I was having so much fun, living hedonistically and finding my way. Because I’d picked up a guitar quite late. I was playing catch-up to all my friends, so it felt like I had a three or four-year window before I was going to be pushed off a cliff. It literally felt like creative death was imminent. So I never foresaw this as a career. God no. And I’ve still managed to avoid getting a job.”
LIVE IN S.F. ’16
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