Australia’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have released their 16th studio album, KG, along with a music video for “Intrasport.”
Subtitled Explorations into Microtonal Tuning, Volume 2, KG serves as a sequel of sorts to 2017’s Flying Microtonal Banana. On their new LP, the psych-rock band partially return to the microtonal tuning they explored previously on Flying Microtonal Banana, with an expanded array of outside influences that range from dance and acid house to lo-fi rock.
“Intrasport,” in particular, finds King Gizzard experimenting with Turkish house. In its accompanying visual, shot by director and frequent collaborator John Angus Stewart, King Gizz throw a bizarre and epic house party.
“The aim was to find the 50/50 split: feeling lonely at a party but surrounded by people,” Stewart said in a statement. “Feeling like you are the only one there and that nobody really understands you (but you still have to bring it)… Sometimes the smallest of spaces feel huge when you are partying, why do you think everyone always gathers in the kitchen or bathroom?”
King Gizzard’s last foray into the studio resulted in their 2019 thrash metal album, Infest the Rats’ Nest, which was also their last with drummer and manager Eric Moore, who left the band in August to focus on running their label Flightless Records. Earlier in the year, they released their concert film Chunky Shrapnel, which captured the band during their 2019 tour of Europe and the UK.
Watch the video for “Intrasport” here:
And listen to KG below: