King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Bowl of Brooklands presents….. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.

One of Australia’s most prolific rock bands, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are bringing their unique sound to New Plymouth this summer for a concert at the Bowl of Brooklands, one of only four NZ appearances.

The Melbourne-based musos will headline the concert, which will also feature Taranaki band Greenbathing and fellow Kiwi bands Half Hexagon and Carnivorous Plant Society.

The stats on King Gizzard’s colourful career are stacking up fast: 23 albums, 13 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important and productive rock band.
International critical acclaim. Headline festival appearances. And perhaps most importantly, a fervent worldwide fanbase who share endless memes, mixes, videos, graphics, theories and discussions, all through which they explore and expand what they have termed ‘The Gizzverse’.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals/keyboards), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Joey Walker (guitar/vocals), Lucas Harwood (bass) and Michael Cavanagh (drums).

Album discography: 12 Bar Bruise (2012), Eyes Like the Sky (2013), Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (2013), Oddments (2014), I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (2014), Quarters! (2015), Paper Mache Dream Balloon (2015), Nonagon Infinity (2016), Flying Microtonal Banana (2017), Murder of the Universe (2017), Sketches of Brunswick East (2017), Polygondwanaland (2017), Gumboot Soup (2017), Fishing for Fishies (2019), Infest The Rats’ Nest (2019), Chunky Shrapnel (live album) (2020), K.G. (2020), L.W. (2021), Butterfly 3000 (2021), Butterfly 3001 (2022),  Made in Timeland (2022), Omnium Gatherum (2022), Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava (2022), Laminated Denim (2022) and Changes (2022).

Half Hexagon
Fresh on the scene, Auckland based electronic trio Half Hexagon features Yolanda Fagan (Na Noise, Echo Ohs, Bozo), James Milne (Lawrence Arabia, Chabs & Milky) and Julien Dyne (Avantdale Bowling Club).

What began as a musical correspondence during the 2021 lockdown came excitedly into focus with the blending of James' analog synths, Julien playing Jaki Liebezeit influenced beats and Yolanda adding her heavily effected vocals to the mix.

Carnivorous Plant Society
Led by musician and animator Finn Scholes, this talented quintet is made up of some of New Zealand's most accomplished musicians who play an astounding array of instruments - trumpets, violin, vibraphone, tuba, guitar, synthesizers, keyboards, bass, drums, the odd vocal and even some whistling.

Mexican mariachi mixes with spaghetti western; futuristic sci-fi blends with bizarre, spine-chilling nuances drawn from Stephen King novels – this is a band that ignites the imaginations of children and adults alike.

Erupting from Taranaki in 2020, Greenbathing have been refining a timeless, raw sound that shows no mercy.

Soaring harmonies, thunderous beats and small-town pub ruckus fuel this genre-bending five piece in their endeavours to the ends of the earth.  


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