SONG OF THE DAY King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Ice V


When it comes to King Gizzard and their crazy prolific, genre-defying sound, you never quite know what you are going to get when you press play. Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn’t, but they never cease to impress with their sheer (seemingly) limitless sonic ideas!

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have announced the release of three new albums next month. The first of their upcoming releases, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava will come out on October 7th – I’m liking the artwork to this!

The seven-track release will be followed by Laminated Denim on October 12th and Changes on October 28th. All three albums will be released on their own KGLW record label.

Ahead of the first LP in the series, the band have shared a new single called Ice V (lyrics below), which arrives with a rather amusing accompanying music video. In the Danny Cohen-directed video, King Gizzard guitarist Joey Walker wanders around a seaside paradise with a beach towel before breaking into some outrageous dance moves…..and who doesn’t love love a wacky dance groove!!!

Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava was written during studio sessions that the band came to with very little material. Explaining this creative process, frontman Stu Mackenzie reported how “All we had prepared as we walked into the studio were these seven song titles. I have a list on my phone of hundreds of possible song titles. I’ll never use most of them, but they’re words and phrases I feel could be digested into King Gizzard-world.”

The trio of new King Gizzard releases are set to arrive while the band are on tour, performing alongside Black Midi, Leah Senior, Tropical Fuck Storm, and the Murlocs with dates into early 2023…not to mention some other releases they have up their infinite sleeves!! Ice V is a ten-minute cosmic romp that floats through galaxies of lush psychedelic layers, exploring realms of afrobeat, funk and disco as they surge forward into unchartered territories…Ice V invigorates! Check it out above, watch the video below and if you fancy it, you can pre-order their new album from here.

Ice V. Ice V. Ice V…

Ganymede princess with the tongue of death
She smells what the wind says with the lava forked pincers
Ganymede princess with a lungless chest
With her tongues forked pincers she smells what the people says

Ice V. Ice V. Ice V…

Monoclinic
Crystalline
Spears of death shoot down the line
Autocratic and quantised
Land mine meteorite
Lost in transit
Obliteration
Disconnected correlations
Lucky 7
Ace of spades
Double down
Checkmate

Ice V. Ice V. Ice V…

Ain’t getting out of here alive
Ice V has arrived

Pimple puss
Crop circle pit
Oozing out of crevices
Sentient toadstool throne
Crooked sceptre
Alien bone
Frosted pistol
Loaded spite
Shooting rays of frozen light
Feel the doom of flashing flood
Crimson clouds are raining blood

Will we survive Ice V?

Ice V. Ice V. Ice V…

Queen of ice
Suffice to say
Engulfing all in crystal dismay
Freezing whims as the sun dims
The pressure tearing limb from limb
Earth born cities stripped away as the ice queen hypnotically sways
Queen of ice
Suffice to say
Engulfing all in crystal dismay

Ice V. Ice V. Ice V…

Ain’t getting out of here alive
Ice V has arrived

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