Mon 7 Nov 2011 to Sun 13 Nov 2011

by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

2011 has been a good year for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Recently nominated for an Age EG award, the band have also landed themselves a plum spot at December's upcoming Meredith Music Festival. To finish off a stellar year in style, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard unleash their latest EP, Willoughby's Beach (on glorious 10" vinyl if you don't mind) this October 22.

Dripping with the sneering insouciance that singles 'Black Tooth' and 'Dead-Beat' had in spades, Willoughby's Beach is as electrifying as a hurtle down the Princes with the brakes cut and the accelerator jammed to the boards.

Siphoned from the fevered mind of Stu Mackenzie and filtered through the sensibilities of the seven-member King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard army, Willoughby's Beach was committed live to tape in one sweat soaked, adrenaline fueled session at Paul Maybury's Fairfield warehouse.

The pulsating drive of 'Danger $$$' kicks off proceedings in fine form. Infused with a sludgy surf vibe that permeates throughout the EP, 'Danger $$$' slams through to the dirty rockabilly jive of 'Lunch Meat'. 'Crookedile', now THIS is what the Ghost Train at Luna Park should sound like - think Romero, b-grade movie horror goodness and vampires that most certainly do not fucking sparkle and you're pretty much there. Following on, 'Let It Bleed' displays a lighter touch and is about as close to romance that King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard get.

Willoughby's Beach rounds out with 'Dustbin Fletcher', 'Stoned Mullet' and the EP's title track. 'Dustbin Fletcher', clocking in at 3:09, is the second longest song on the EP. Opening with a bit of machine gun guitar to get the knives sharpened before settling into a hand on your knee groove, 'Dustbin Fletcher' charms as it works its way up your leg with a litany of 'Whoa, oh, oh, ohs' and 'Oh, oh oh, ohs'. Nice.

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