Having released their latest album, Butterfly 3000 on their own KGLW label in June to universal acclaim, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have today shared the breathtaking video to Catching Smoke, the latest track to be taken from the record.
Always ploughing their own unique furrow, the video is the latest in their ongoing schedule to release a video per week for every track from the album.
Talking about the video, director Danny Cohen said:
Here’s a clip that might feel like the past, or the future, maybe both, the present? It’s set wherever you want it to be, whenever too, in a time that’s everyone’s. It’s a story of a fleeting fleet, straying the course to inhabit their inner instinctual insect, I think. Or maybe it’s precisely what it is, Sgt. Pepper’s Bug’s Life Matrix Band but more fun.
Lead singer Stu Mackenzie added:
Catching Smoke is about chasing the feeling that’s impossible to catch. You’ll never get your hands on it, but you’re gonna try anyway…
Watch the video for ‘Catching Smoke’ – BELOW:
Their 18th studio album, Butterfly 3000 might be their most fearless leap into the unknown yet; a collection of ten songs that all began life as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesisers, before being fashioned into addictive, optimistic and utterly seductive dream-pop by the six-piece.
The album sounds simultaneously like nothing they’ve ever done before, and thoroughly, unmistakeably Gizz, down to its climactic neon psych-a-tronic flourish. This is undoubtedly the most accessible and jubilant album of their career.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 2022 Tour Dates
Sun. Oct. 2, 2022 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Tue. Oct. 4, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Wed. Oct. 5, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
Thu. Oct. 6, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Mon. Oct. 10, 2022 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue. Oct. 11, 2022 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri. Oct. 14, 2022 – St Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre
Sat. Oct. 15, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ RADIUS
Sun. Oct. 16, 2022 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
Tue. Oct. 18, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ TBA
Wed. Oct. 19, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
Sat. Oct. 22, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Sun. Oct. 23, 2022 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem at The Wharf
Mon. Oct. 24, 2022 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit
Wed. Oct. 26, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Mon. Oct 31, 2022 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
All dates supported by Leah Senior