Prolific Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard appear to have teased a new release set for Feb. 1, which is this Friday. The band took to Twitter on Sunday to post a bizarre set of images with the caption “1/2/19.”
This hint comes after the band tweeted another, much less cryptic photo of them in the studio last week, saying, “NeW. MuSiC. CoMiNg. SoOn. ...”
King Gizzard had a fairly quiet 2018 besides a few vinyl reissues and another successful year of their Melbourne music festival, Gizzfest. However, any time off they had was well-deserved after they put out a whopping five studio albums in 2017 and toured them almost constantly. Their most recent release Gumboot Soup was preceded by Polygondwanaland, and before that they released a jazz-inflected collaborative album with Mild High Club titled Sketches of Brunswick East.
Below, check out the video for “Rattlesnake” off their first album of 2017, Flying Microtonal Banana, along with a 2015 King Gizzard performance from the Paste archives.