Melbourne-dwellers King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard not only hands down win the award for band name of the week, but their paisley-coloured psych is as pleasingly trippy as you’d expect from a bunch of reptilian magic-makers. ‘Hot Water’, taken from the septet’s forthcoming fifth album ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’, is a prime example. Part 60s jam, part Unknown Mortal Orchestra-style underwater vocal (with a fair heap of flute twiddling doused on top), it comes on like Foxygen, if they stopped pissing about and actually wrote a coherent four-minute track for once.
‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ hits shelves on December 1, while the band are heading to UK soil in November for two London shows. The first, at the Shacklewell Arms (November 10), is sold out but a second date at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on November 24 has been added. Expect weirdness.