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KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

@ GIZZFEST

Luna Park Sydney

23/11/17 (Live Review)

Reviewer : Chantelle Angileri

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Amongst the pits of Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park on Thursday afternoon were the fans of aussie band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Hyped up with energy from the afternoon of unlimited dodgem cars, giant slides and ferris wheels. KG&TLW supporters witnessed a wicked lineup of local and international performances by Leah Senior, ORB, Parsnip, Kikagaku Moyo (Japan), The Dandelion, The Murlocs, Amyl & The Sniffers and La Luz (USA) for the Sydney festivities.

With only half an hour or so to spare before headlining their own psych rock festival, the seven piece Melbourne band set up their own gig as they gathered on stage to plug in pedals and assemble their second drum kit. Just before giving their fans a night filled with trippy back drops and hypnotic tracks.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard played a rarely paused set including one of their mind blowing new tracks, Crumbling Castle from their latest released album, Polygonwandaland. Stu Mackenzie led the group with guitar and vocals, while also highlighting his craft in playing the flute. While drummers Michael Cavanaugh and Eric Moore positioned with their kits facing one another. Both practically synchronised as they performed interchangeably in front of the fluorescent multicoloured backdrop.

The crowd couldn’t help but sway, jump and head bang as each track demonstrated an inventive streak and collaboration of varying genres. Ambrose Kenny Smith’s recurring crazy harmonica talents were one of the many highlights as they performed their iconic track Robot Stop from their eighth album, Nonagon Infinity.

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A King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard live performance is nothing less than an epic experience. The journey between numerous albums, progressive beats and constant alternating sounds is mesmerising and will make you lose complete track of time. They ended their set with an instrumental piece from their Sketches of Brunswik East album, released in August this year and although there was no encore, there was a sense of fulfilment when leaving the venue.

Their ongoing experimentation as they develop and create new albums is a true indication of their artistry and the ongoing progression in the psych rock genre and is exactly what has left listeners wanting more.

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My nickname is “The Amnplifier”. Why? Because around here my focus is on being a conduit for providing greater outcomes that people come here for. My day to day “work” is living in the moment, and I love helping others concentrate on finding their connection to themselves through their experiences.

Why start a music environment? The truth is I love music, I love writing, and I love life. I work with musicians every day, and I feel certain that I will be until they put me in the ground. I have been managing people in businesses of some sort for over thirty five years so along the way I have developed some “wisdom” from my regular and constant “observations”.

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