By Portia Hampson
Editors Note: Videos will be uploaded to our instagram (@setsoundblog) throughout week of Laneway Sets. Taken by Portia Hampson
Kicking off their set with the new tunes from their 8th studio record ‘Nonagon Infinity’, Melbourne psychedelic rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard brought in the crowds during their Laneway Festival set in Brisbane.
From the moment they stepped on stage, the atmosphere in the marquee was indescribable. Hundreds gathered around inside the marquee, as well as outside in the heat with their over priced bevies in the air to show their support to King Gizz.
‘Rattlesnake’ off their 9th upcoming studio album “Flying Microtonal Banana” set the crowd off, drawing in a wild circle pit from festival goers giving it their all despite the rising and ongoing heat.
2017 will be a rapid year for King Gizzard with Rattlesnake being the first single released off the first of five studio albums that will be released throughout the year.
King Gizz was without a doubt one of my personal favourite sets of laneway, as one song ended, another flowed in straight after. Despite the endless amounts of sweat we endured, with the retro style back drop and video game-like light show the stage presence and energy of King Gizzard makes you want more, even long after the set is done.
The band will be touring their new album in March (US), you wouldn’t want to miss them next time.
“Flying Microtonal Banana” will be released February 24, 2017