King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have had a pretty good run so far in 2022. The Melbourne band released the vinyl-only Made in Timeland, the remix album Butterfly 3001, and their 20th studio album, Omnium Gatherum. They also teamed up with Tropical Fuck Storm for a collaborative EP, Satanic Slumber Party, and released a handful of live albums and a demos compilation.
But apparently, that’s not enough. The psych-rock wizards have announced they’ll be releasing three new albums next month. The triad of forthcoming arrivals was announced with a photo on social media showing blurred-out copies of each one. All three will be available to pre-order from next Wednesday, 7th September via the band’s Gizzverse online store.
Three King Gizz Albums Are Arriving in October
We are releasing 3 albums in October
Pre-order all of them Sept 7 from Gizzverse
New York 8am
Los Angeles 5am
REALLY excited to show you all ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AFrTohOPJH
— King Gizzard (@kinggizzard) August 31, 2022
It’s not clear at this stage what kind of format the material on these new records will take; whether they’ll be more traditional studio albums or more esoteric projects.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s news today coincides with their announcement as part of the lineup for next year’s edition of Byron Bay Bluesfest. They join the bill for the 2023 event alongside the likes of Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Gang of Youths, Tash Sultana and more.
Back in June, King Gizz won the inaugural Environmental Music Prize, celebrating songwriters inspiring action on climate and conservation. The band won for ‘If Not Now, Then When?’, lifted from 2021 album L.W.
In addition to the Butterfly 3001 remix album, this year also saw the band release new versions of Butterfly 3000 in several different languages, including Portuguese, Italian, Welsh, Indonesian, Serbian, Greek, Swedish, the Indigenous language Noongar and more. Their collaborative EP with TFS, Satanic Slumber Party, emerged out of a jam session that took place while Gizz were recording their album Fishing for Fishies with Tropical Fuck Storm frontman Gareth Liddiard.