News: Psych royalty King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce phenomenal three album release schedule in October and unveil video for ‘Ice V’ ahead of extensive tour dates.

Feature Photograph: Jason Galea

Never short of creativity or productivity, Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have just announced the release of a phenomenal three albums for October on their own KGLW label – surely a reviewer’s greatest nightmare but a cornucopia of joy for fans.

The first release will be ‘Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava’, out on 7 October, followed by ‘Laminated Denim’, out on 12 October and finally ‘Changes’, their fifth album of the year, out on 28 October. You can pre-order the albums here.

Additionally, the band has shared an hilarious video for one of the songs off the first of this album triumvirate, ‘Ice V’, directed, produced and shot by Danny Cohen . The track is a swirling, dense and restless piece with the most spaced out opaque lyrics that reeks of chemical intervention:

Queen of ice
Suffice to say
Engulfing all in crystal dismay
Freezing whims as the sun dims
The pressure tearing limb from limb
Earth born cities stripped away as the ice queen hypnotically sways
Queen of ice
Suffice to say
Engulfing all in crystal dismay

Ice V. Ice V. Ice V…

The clip is set in a bucolic seaside resort with the most – to use an Australian colloquialism – daggiest character imaginable:

You can get the track through the link below:

Tour dates are as follows:

Fri. Sept. 30 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze 2022

Sun. Oct. 2 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre * SOLD OUT

Tue. Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater * SOLD OUT

Wed. Oct. 5 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum *

Thu. Oct. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre * SOLD OUT

Mon. Oct. 10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre * SOLD OUT

Tue. Oct. 11 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre * SOLD OUT

Fri. Oct. 14 – St Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre * SOLD OUT

Sat. Oct. 15 – Chicago, IL @ RADIUS * SOLD OUT

Sun. Oct. 16 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple *

Tue. Oct. 18 – Toronto, ON @ History * SOLD OUT

Wed. Oct. 19 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia * SOLD OUT

Fri. Oct. 21 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium %

Sat. Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall * SOLD OUT

Sun. Oct. 23 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem * SOLD OUT

Mon. Oct. 24 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit * SOLD OUT

Wed. Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern * SOLD OUT

Thu. Oct. 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater *

Fri. Oct. 28 – Austin, TX @ Levitation – Stubb’s *

Sat. Oct. 29 – Austin, TX @ Levitation – Stubb’s $

Mon. Oct. 31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion #

Wed. Nov. 2nd – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre #

Thu. Dec. 29 – Tauranga, NZ @ Wharepai Domain

Sat. Dec. 31 – Wanaka, NZ @ Rhythm & Alps

Wed. Jan. 4 – Auckland, NZ @ The Matakana Country Park

Thu. Apr. 6 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

Fri. Apr. 7 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

Sat. Apr. 8 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

Sun. Apr. 9 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

Mon. Apr. 10 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

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Feature Photograph: Jason Galea

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