By Noni Kigera
Aussie rockers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, are releasing a feature length documentary and double live album this April.
Originally created for theatres, Chunky Shrapnel, captures moments from their 2019 tour and it was set to premiere this week at Astor Theatre in Melbourne. The name is derived from lyrics in band’s 2017 record “Murder of the Universe” spoken through a talk box in the character of Han Tyumi, the Confused Cyborg. However due to coronavirus restrictions, like the majority of people right now, they had to redirect their focus to different methods.
In a statement, frontman Stu Mackenzie said,“Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now.”
The film is directed by John Angus Stewart – the same director for their ‘Planet B’, ‘Organ Farmer’ and ‘Self Immolate’ music videos. Chunky Shrapnel the album is the second live double album release of 2020, following their live album release for Australian wildlife relief in January.
The premiere will be available digitally on April 17 on Vimeo, but you can preorder it today.