King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced their new video for ‘The River‘ AND the details for their epic album launch tour, GIZZFEST.

The single (which premiered on Q Magazine yesterday) features on their forthcoming LP Quarters which is due for release on May 1st.

On top of that, the band have created an insane album launch tour called GIZZFEST. Each day this week the band will announce the venue, date and supports for each show in a different capital city in what will be their most ambitious tour yet, so, keep an eye out on their Facebook for details.

As of yesterday, the Gizz are excited to announce the Melbourne details for GIZZFEST. The run will involve three shows of multi-stage mayhem at the Corner Hotel in Richmond with one all ages show and two 18+ shows featuring 28 killer bands and a bunch of other fruity accompaniments to suit.

The new video for ‘The River’ was made by animator Jason Galea and features a lot of squiggly greens, reds and crocodiles – right in line with the usually band’s kooky artwork and sound.

MELBOURNE GIZZFEST DATES:

Sat 2 May
Corner Hotel (All Ages) 1-5pm
featuring in no particular order King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | Dreamin’ Wild | Love Migrate | Atolls | Sleep Decade

Sat 2 May
Corner Hotel (18+) 6pm-1am
featuring in no particular order
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | The Murlocs | Babe Rainbow | Scott & Charlenes Wedding | Sewerside | Contrast
The Kremlings | Sagamore | The SMB | Crepes |Drunk Mums | Destrends

Sun 3 May
Corner Hotel (18+) 5pm-12pm
featuring in no particular order
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | Dave Graney & the Mistly | Harry Howard & the NDE | The Pink Tiles
Fucking Teeth | Tiny Giants | White Bleaches | Mangelwerzel | Davey Lane |Zig Zag | ORB | The Dead Heir
plus visuals and other stuff we haven’t worked out yet

All tickets from www.cornerhotel.com

GIZZFEST ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK:

MONDAY 13TH APRIL – Melbourne GIZZFEST
TUESDAY 14TH APRIL – Adelaide GIZZFEST
WEDNESDAY 15TH APRIL – Perth GIZZFEST
THURSDAY 16TH APRIL – Sydney GIZZFEST
FRIDAY 17TH APRIL – Brisbane GIZZFEST

Quarters is out Friday May 1st via Flightless/Remote Control Records.

Check out the new video for ‘The River’ below: