King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Sketches Of Brunswick East – Limited Edition, Yellow with Sky Blue Splatter, Color Vinyl, ATO, 2017
Sketches of Brunswick East, a collaboration with LA tripster troupe Mild High Club, is a chance to get to know King Gizzard’s sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant galaxies, this one is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write and record in their own studio. A nod to Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain, this album sees the band further exploring a Tropicalia element only ever previously hinted at. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is an Australian psychedelic rock band that formed in 2010 in Melbourne, Victoria. The band is noted for it’s energetic live performances and prolific recording output. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s early work was primarily a blend of surf music, garage rock and psychedelic rock, while more recent releases show a broader range of influences, including elements of film music, progressive rock, folk, jazz, soul and heavy metal.