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Fishing For Fishies

The King Gizzard’s fourteenth album since their 2012 debut – and their first following the release of five vastly different albums in 2017 – “Fishing For Fishies” is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts and shimmies through several moods and terrains.

From the soft shuffle outback country of the opening title track through the sunny easy listening of ‘The Bird Song’ (think the lysergically-soaked laurel canyon circa 1973) and on through the party funk of ‘plastic boogie’ (which somehow summons the spirit of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions) the road-trucking, doors-like highway rock of ‘The Cruel Millennial’ and ‘Real’s Not Real’ – what the carpenters might have sounded like had they existed entirely on vegemite and weed – it’s a dizzying, dazzling display which addresses a number of pertinent environmental issues along the way. “we tried to make a blues record,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie. “a blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-thing, but the songs kept fighting it – or maybe it was us fighting them. ultimately though we let the songs guide us this time; we let them have their own personalities and forge their own path. paths of light, paths of darkness. this is a collection of songs that went on wild journeys of transformation.”

Created by Jason Galea

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The Babe Rainbow was formed in the summer of 2014 by Angus Dowling and Jack Laughlan Crowther in the coastal surf town of Rainbow Bay, Australia. Students of English, lovers of permaculture, riders of waves – the pair also found common ground in the 60’s music like The Incredible String Band and Swing Mademoiselles. Their early singles attracted the attenion of Flightless Records who went on to release their breakout single Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest. The band, which now includes Lucas Mariani and Jessi Dunbar, caught the attenion of US record producer, artist and now label owner Danger Mouse who signed them to his 30th Century Records. The album was produced by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard).

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They come loosely from the same staple as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and are similarly enamoured of the less murky side of 60’s psychedelia. Their album, Double Rainbow epitomises the summer vibe with its mellifluous harmonies, second-gear beat architecture and bright acoustics. Double Rainbow has some influences from the 60’s such as The Beatles and Grateful Dead, as you’ll read elsewhere, but what it really reminded me of was J.J Cale’sNaturally. Listen to ‘Darby and Joan’ and tell me you don’t hear ‘Call Me the Breeze’. Not only the song structure but J.J Cale’s easy swagger and insouciance. Front porch therapy. Replete with tropical aromas, gentle breezes and cool temperament.

‘Eureka’ clamours successfully for that vibe as well, but ventures more into sunset party territory with accentuated wah-wah and a drummer riding the cymbals with free abandon. The album starts out with a song, ‘The Magician’, so assured, so beautifully written, it’s hard to believe these guys have been only hanging together for a year and a half. Probably longer as surfing mates if the truth be known.

Amyl & the Sniffers

Australian hellions Amyl & The Smiffers have announced their self-titled debut album will be out May 24th via Rough Trade Records, ATO Records and Flightless Records. The first single is the anthemic, rocking “Got You.” The video for it has singer Amy Taylor taking full control of the rest of the band, bathing them with a hose, brushing their teeth by force and leading them around on leashes…which may or may not be an accurate depiction of tour life.

The band have been wowing the U.K with their awesome live sets. ‘Got You’ is taken from Amyl and The Sniffers‘ self-titled debut album out on Rough Trade Records,

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return on Friday April 26th 2019 with a new album “Fishing for Fishies”perhaps their most perfectly-realised album to date. Released on Flightless Records world-wide, here is a world where the organic meets the automated; where the rustic meets the robotic. Where the past and future collide in the beautiful present. Having returned in late January with a regulation mind-blowing video to Cyboogie, the first track to be taken from the album, the band have today shared their latest Jason Galea directed video to the album’s title track, Fishing For Fishies.

The fourteenth album since their 2012 debut – and their first following the release of five vastly different albums in 2017 – Fishing for Fishies is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts and shimmies through several moods and terrains. From the soft shuffle Outback country of the opening title track through the sunny easy listening of ‘The Bird Song’ (think the lysergically-soaked Laurel Canyon circa 1973) and on through the party funk of ‘Plastic Boogie’ (which somehow summons the spirit of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions) the road-trucking, Doors-like highway rock of ‘The Cruel Millennial’ and ‘Real’s Not Real’ – it’s a dizzying, dazzling display which addresses a number of pertinent environmental issues along the way.

“We tried to make a blues record,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie. “A blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-thing, but the songs kept fighting it – or maybe it was us fighting them. Ultimately though we let the songs guide us this time; we let them have their own personalities and forge their own path. Paths of light, paths of darkness. This is a collection of songs that went on wild journeys of transformation.”

Quiet though it was on the record front, 2018 was hardly a year of rest – almost in perpetual motion, they continued their un-stoppable rise as their juggernaut of a live show grew, and grew, and grew with a mind-blowing headline slot at last year’s Green Man Festival, a massive sold-out U.S. tour in the summer which saw them play their biggest venues to date, a brain-frying sold out Brixton Academy show, 2 gigs in Russia & Istanbul in March where they played in front of over 15,000 people and putting on the 4th edition of their annual ‘Gizzfest’ in Melbourne amongst the highlights.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar/flute), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Eric Moore (drums), Joey Walker (guitar), Lucas Skinner (bass) & Michael Cavanagh (drums).

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Flightless Records family members The Murlocs have returned with their first slice of new music since 2017. Presenting you Comfort Zone; four minutes of pure madness!

Five fellas with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted demented dance party brand of soulful RnB. Formed in the end of November 2010 and originally from the coastal town of Ocean Grove the group has since gone on to play such music festivals as Meredith, Queenscliffe, Boogie and Falls. As well as supporting such acts as Gary Clarke Junior, Mac Demarco, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Pixies, Earthless, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wavves and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

Band Members
Cal Shortal,
Ambrose Kenny Smith,
Matt Blach,
Cook Craig,
Tim Karmouche,

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with their first new music since 2017. Cyboogie b/w Acarine is a limited-edition 7” featuring two brand new songs from Australia’s freewheeling seven-piece band.  “Cyboogie” is a step in a new direction for Gizz with five of the seven members playing synth on the track and not a guitar in sight. It’s an incredibly fun, upbeat disco boogie track reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Devo, Trans era Neil Young and everything that is good.

Cyboogie comes complete with a regulation Jason Galea video, which sees the band cast as a bunch of identikit analogue droogs.

 

Run, don’t walk. With our boys KG & the LG blowing up the way that they have it seems to give a rub to the other acts on Flightless, but especially the ones directly related to his majesty.

This is their third LP, and their last one sells for stupid amounts now. Like I said, FOMO is real.

Their last record was a great discourse on the trappings of Australian psychedelic rock that was steeped long and hot in American soul and r&b and it was just so, so amazing.

Our new album ‘Old Locomotive’  will be released on July 28th, 2017  on Flightless Records 

“Old Locomotive” on Flightless Records

 

 

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Like the The Damned down under, Amyl and the Sniffers are embracing the Australian ‘bogan’ stereotype, these Rough Trade signees are a liquor-swigging, poppers-snooting, mullet-rocking gang whose music straddles punk and FM rock – and whose gigs are sweatier than a Bondi Beach BBQ in mid summer.
you’re going to love them. They’re all about capturing lightning a bottle (a bottle of White Lightning, most likely). One of their two EPs to date, ‘Giddy Up’, was written, recorded and released in just 12 hours.

Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled) Available on a 7″ available through flightless Records,

Gizzheads have been eagerly awaiting the reissues of King Gizzard’s first 4 LPs + the Willoughby’s Beach EP. With no new material being released this year (as opposed to last year’s 5 albums…) Flightless Records has in the midst of some extensive touring finally made these gems available for the fans that weren’t around for the first few years of The Gizzness. The prices of the original pressings has skyrocketed hand-in-hand with the popularity of the band over the last few years, and value has been pretty stable inbetween 400-900 USDs pr LP for a couple of years already..

Flightless Records opened up orders on their website a couple of weeks back for some really cool mailorder exclusives (most still available HERE), but as it turns out the most limited variants will be the ones that they’re distributing via ATO in the US (very limited quantities also available via Discrepancy Records and JB Hi-Fi in AU).

Flightless stated that after an extreme internet meltdown that has been immortalised the Gizz folklore, we are proud to announce that the REISSUES will be on sale at 9am AEST Wednesday September 19, 2018.

The Gizzmaster, Stu Mackenzie announced a while ago that all of the reissues are original Flightless Records pressings, with variants to be distributed by their affiliates in the US (ATO) and EU/UK (Heavenly Recordings). There has been no wording as of yet by Heavenly, but at this point one can only assume that they will eventually be stocking the standard Black Vinyl pressings of the albums.

12 BAR BRUISE
‘Muckraker Edition’

“12 Bar Bruise” is being reissued on Doublemint Green colored vinyl and features new artwork re-imagined by Jason Galea. Packaging includes a 350gsm heavyweight sleeve with semi-gloss finish and an inner sleeve on 170gsm uncoated offset paper with new blurb from Stu.

– Clear with heavy doublemint and deep purple splatter
– 140-160 gram 12″ 33rpm vinyl
– 350 gsm heavy sleeve with semi-gloss varnish
– Inner-sleeves printed on uncoated offset paper
– New inner-sleeve design with blurb written by Stu

Re-imagined artwork by Jason Galea
Record packed & shipped in a poly bag outside of sleeve

EYES LIKE THE SKY
‘Gun Smoke Edition’

“Eyes Like The Sky” is being reissued on Halloween Orange colored vinyl and features new artwork re-imagined by Jason Galea. The album is available on 12″ 45rpm for the first time and includes narrative by Broderick Smith printed on a 200gsm inner sleeve with a preface by Stu

– Clear with Aqua Blue smoke
– 140-160 gram 12″ 45rpm vinyl
– 350gsm reverse board finish
– Inner-sleeves printed on 200GSM art paper
– Narrative by Broderick Smith printed on inner-sleeve with preface by Stu

Re-imagined artwork by Jason Galea
Record packed & shipped in a poly bag outside of sleeve

FLOAT ALONG – FILL YOUR LUNGS
‘Kale & Banana Smoothie Edition’

*”Float Along – Fill Your Lungs” is being reissued on Easter Yellow colored vinyl and includes a heavyweight jacket with inner sleeve printed on uncoated offset paper, and a 24″x24″ fold-out poster.

– Pin wheel with Kelly green and piss yellow spokes
– 140-160 gram 12″ 33rpm vinyl
– 350gsm reverse board finish.
– Inner-sleeves printed on 170gsm uncoated offset paper with blurb from Stu
– 24×24” double-sided fold out poster

Original artwork design by Jason Galea
Record packed & shipped in a poly bag outside of sleeve

ODDMENTS
‘Hot Wax Edition’

*“Oddments” is being reissued on Grimace Purple colored vinyl and includes a heavyweight gatefold jacket with original art by Jason Galea and an inner sleeve printed on uncoated offset paper, featuring a new blurb from Stu

– Black & White vinyl with Cyan Blue splatter
– 140-160 gram 12″ 33rpm vinyl
– Gatefold sleeve with original art by Jason Galea
– 350gsm reverse board finish.
– Inner-sleeves printed on 170gsm uncoated offset paper with blurb from Stu

 

 

Record packed & shipped in a poly bag outside of sleeve
Original artwork design by Jason Galea

WILLOUGHBY’S BEACH
‘Ocean Death 12” Edition’

“Willoughby’ Beach” is being reissued on Red(ish) colored vinyl and features re-imagined artwork by Ican Harem. Packaging includes an embossed and spot UV deluxe sleeve with 350gsm reverse board finish and an inner sleeve printed on 170gsm uncoated offset paper.

– A-Side / B-side Reddish with Cyan Blue vinyl
– Printed on 140-160 gram 12″ 45rpm vinyl for the first time
– Inner-sleeves printed on 170gsm uncoated offset paper
– Embossing & Spot UV deluxe sleeve with 350gsm reverse board finish

Re-imagined artwork by Ican Harem
Record packed & shipped in a poly bag outside of sleeve

 

Through The Storm’ is the newest single from Australian, psych-rock luminaries Stonefield. The single comes from their Flightless Records full length “Far From Earth”, The new single can also be found on a very special 7″ single, featuring an non-album extended b-side, via NYC collaborators Greenway Records. ‘Through The Storm’ video features footage from the bands LA residency.

Made up of sisters Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Holly Findlay, Stonefield’s sound pays homage to the prog, metal, and psych powerhouses of the ’70s while remaining uniquely their own. Their latest album was produced by Stephen McBean (Black Mountain) and features Rob Campanella (Brian Jonestown Massacre) and Gregg Forman (Cat Power.)

Stonefield is back for another Greenway 7″! This time its taken from their latest LP with A side “Through The Storm” and the B-side is an exclusive 7″ only extended version of “Broken Stone”!