The unstoppable King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are incredibly prolific with their output. It feels like only yesterday they were touting one album now they have another on Heavenly Recordings: Flying Microtonal Banana which is out on February 24th. And from it they have shared ‘Sleep Drifter’ a tumultuous and spellbinding new single.
The latest album was recorded in the hometown of East Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia and has all the notes you’d expect to hear from a KGatLW track. It is dreamy in parts and nightmarish in others, thumping and caressing with psyche flourishes and a rock and roll backbone. Firmly seen in ‘Sleep Drifter’
Talking about the creation of Flying Microtonal Banana Eric Moore of the band said “Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu. The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a Turkish horn called a Zurna”
With that in mind take a listen to ‘Sleep Drifter’ below.