King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released a studio recording of a new song called ‘Crumbling Castle’, which they’ve previously performed in parts at various shows.
The 11-minute epic, which you can stream below, arrives with a long stream-of-consciousness statement from the band, which reads:
“In the presence of a mirror, my sensory foax-organs detect discontent on my facial image. I cry a digital tear. Motor fluid. Escaping to the floor, it reflects my silhouette. Frigid, slouched, callous. My smell escapes me. A rancid odour. I am everywhere. I am light. I am a reflection. I am that which I am. And I am violent. And I want it to end. Stillness from the grinding gears. I am a raging droid, with a full tank of propellant. Flick the switch. Turn them off. Standby. Cut the cord. Death is a lamb in a wolf’s clothes. A blessing from the lord satan. I am on the altar. I want it. The saccharine of eternal rest. I wish to consume it’s sickly syrup, and lick it from my many fingers. Take me into the moonless night. I need it. Any way I pass will do.”
King Gizz have also updated their Facebook profile photo and cover photo, which suggests they could be gearing up to reveal details of their next album, which will be the follow-up to their collaborative effort with Mild High Club, Sketches Of Brunswick East.
The band’s Gizzfest festival is set to take place in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Newcastle, Sydney, Fremantle, Adelaide and Melbourne later this year.
Watch the video for ‘Crumbling Castle’, below.