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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Super Bock Stage
18
Jul

On July 16th, 17th and 18th, Super Bock Super Rock returns to the dreamy landscapes of Meco, the new, yet familiar meeting point for thousands of music lovers...

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is one of the main psychedelic jewels in music in recent years. One would think they are straight out of the 60s when they play. King Gizzard’s magic is precisely that: they bring Frank Zappa and some even darker references to the 21st century. The band was born in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, and its members are Stu Mackenzie, Ambrose Kenny-Smith, Cook Craig, Joey Walker, Lucas Skinner, Michael Cavanah and Eric Moore. Their good old garage rock sound translated into two EPs in 2011 and their first album, 12 Bar Bruise, released in 2012. They never stopped after that, releasing album upon album – 15 releases in barely seven years – showing great productivity and vitality, a rarity in today’s music scene (inevitably, they also remind us of Zappa here). Each work follows a new idea, which renders each album completely different from the previous one. From the jazz influences in Quarters (2015), to the acoustic character of Paper Mâché Dream Balloon (2015) and the progressive sound of I’m Your Mind Fuzz (2014), King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are always looking for new ground, even when that means a dialogue between the new and the old is established. Two more albums were released in 2019, the much praised Fishing for Fishes and Infest the Rats’ Nest. Considering the band’s productivity they may well show up in Portugal in the summer with three or four more albums in the bag. One thing is for sure, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will amaze and thrill the public at Meco in Portugal during the next Super Bock Super Rock Festival – and the trip will be unforgettable.

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