Listen: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard just dropped a scorching new track, ‘Sleep Drifter’
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Listen: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard just dropped a scorching new track, ‘Sleep Drifter’

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Sleep Drifter is driving psych-rock at its finest, culminating in a woozy and climactic jam. 

King Gizzard have recently been added to the Laneway lineup, as well as dropping another track from forthcoming record Flying Microtonal Banana in the form of Nuclear Fusion

King Gizz’s Stu Mackenzie has alluded to microtonal experimentation on their forthcoming release, telling Beat the origin of how the record got its name. 

“My friend Zach very generously built a guitar for me,” said Mackenzie. “Part way through making the guitar, I told Zach that I wanted to put microtones in the frets of the guitar. That involves adding extra frets that aren’t usually there on the board – it’s like accessing secret notes of guitar, the tones in between your regular frets. It’s a concept that I had wanted to look into further for quite a while, and this album seemed like the right place to explore it.” 

Listen to their new track below: 

Image: David Harris