King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have been confirmed as headliners for subsequent yr’s Large Awake pageant, which can happen at Brockwell Park, London on Could 25.
The Melbourne-based psych-rock sextet are the primary, and to date solely, artists introduced for the leftfield indie, post-punk, electronica and techno one-dayer, which this yr was headlined by Caroline Polachek and Osees.
The pageant promoters say of the reserving: “Our most requested headliner EVER, we have been attempting to carry these guys over for the final 4 years and right here we lastly are!”
King Gizzard not too long ago introduced the follow-up to June’s PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Daybreak of Everlasting Night time: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Starting of Cruel Damnation album. The Silver Twine, their twenty fifth studio album, will probably be launched on October 27. Whereas PetroDragonic Apocalypse was billed because the band’s second thrash metallic album, following 2019’s Infest The Rats’ Nest, on The Silver Twine, King Gizzard are attempting out digital music.
“We come at digital music from an newbie angle,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie. “I play the Juno synthesizer like a guitar, I don’t actually know methods to play it. However I wished to be at peace with being the rock band pretending to know methods to use modular synthesizers. We’re in uncharted waters, we’re additional out to sea, however leaning into it, and we acquired to a spot the place we have been actually pleased with what got here out.”
“It’s liberating to terrify your self,” Mackenzie says. “I actually imagine in that as a philosophy. It’s at all times been a part of our DNA. It’s one thing we’ve at all times carried out, placing ourselves ready the place the cortisol kicks in, pushing ourselves off the bridge and forcing ourselves to swim. Perhaps we’ve acquired the thrill-seeker gene in us or one thing. It’s positively my concept of enjoyable.”
The band have launched three songs from the document – Theia, The Silver Chord and Set – as one music video.
Tickets for Large Awake 2024 at the moment are on sale.