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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard deliver new single 'O.N.E.'

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - 'O.N.E.'
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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have offered up their brand new single, ‘O.N.E.’

No band on the planet is more prolific than the Aussie collective, a group who are never content with releasing one album every other year. The Stu Mackenzie fronted band are renowned for never taking too long out of the studio. A few months ago, the band shared their sixteenth studio album, K.G. and, a mere matter of weeks after releasing that album, they already began releasing new music from their next record after they shared the single, ‘If Not Now, Then When?’

‘O.N.E.’ is the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming record, L.W. However, in a statement accompanying the single, Mackenzie states: “King Gizzard’s new album (y’all know what it’s called) is definitely not coming out in February.” Even if the record isn’t arriving in as expected, you can bet your house on it arriving sometime in the not-so-distant future. King Gizzard are not a band who let their fans wait too long for new material.

“The song itself feels as if it’s constantly moving along so I tried to keep the visuals continually moving forward and sliding into different visual styles and landscapes,” video director Alex McClaren explains. “I felt the mix of stop motion and collage through the use of found imagery and the band would help compliment the tracks lyrics and themes as I interpreted them, of dreams, nightmares, climate change, dystopias, and utopias, as well as referencing events that took place during the making of the video over 2020.

“All video of the band was shot by Ambrose during the second lockdown restrictions and I had to give notes on shooting and direct remotely which was strange but so was everything during that period,” he then caveated.

Due to the unconventional nature that King Gizzard work, it’s sometimes a bit of a lottery about the quality of their material with the Aussies, but ‘O.N.E.’ is a mighty fine effort. It’s as weird and wonderful as we’ve all come to expect from the band over the last few years, that visceral mix of garage rock and psychedelia is one that the group have honed and showcase deftly on their new single.