King Gizzard share new track “Sleep Drifter”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard share new song "Sleep Drifter"

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have released a new track entitled “Sleep Drifter”, taken from their forthcoming new album Flying Microtonal Banana, set for release on February 24 through ATO Records.

This album is King Gizzard’s first experience in microtonal tuning, which features intervals smaller than a semitone and are not found in customary Western tuning octaves.

“Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu,” further explained drummer Eric Moore. “The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a turkish horn called a Zurna.”

Returning to the US in March, the band will be making their Coachella debut and performing across the entire US in three weeks. Fellow Aussies ORB and Stonefield will be opening. All upcoming dates are listed below.

US TOUR DATES
3/29 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club^#
3/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre^#
3/31 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^#
4/2 – Boston, MA – Royale^#
4/3 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall^#
4/4 – Montreal, Canada – Fairmount Theatre^#
4/5 – Toronto, Canada – Danforth Theatre^#
4/6 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick^#
4/7 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom^#
4/8 – Chicago, IL – Metro^#
4/9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos^
4/10 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
4/11 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall^
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/18 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pool at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas^
4/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom^
4/21 – Indio, CA – Coachella

^ with ORB
# with Stonefield

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/31 – 6/4 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival 2017
6/3 – London, UK – Field Day 2017
6/8 – 6/10 – Porto, Portugal – NOS Primavera Sound 2017
6/14 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
6/15 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
6/16 – 6/18 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby 2017