The new album, Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, changes the sound of the band again, having been recorded entirely on acoustic instruments.
The band embraced the new challenge by experimenting with instruments they had never used before, including double bass, clarinet and cello to produce an album unlike any of their previous efforts.
Evolving as a band is something that is important to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, as frontman Stu Mackenzie explains; “I have always been afraid of being pigeonholed. The band personality is to try and do something that you wouldn’t expect.”
I definitely don’t think many people would have expected an acoustic album from the band, given that what they have been playing live of late has been a lot heavier and darker, but fans will no doubt embrace the change as King Gizz incorporate the acoustic songs into their live electric sets.
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