King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, “Hot Water”

Nick Das

The flute no longer holds the sonic foothold it once did in the late ‘60s, but King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are looking to change this fact. Situated at the midsection between the Summer of Love and the Third Great Awakening of the ‘70s, the Australian band takes a handful from the culture bucket–prog driven basslines, Hawaii Five-0 drum fills, Jethro Tull-inspired flutes all included–and assembles a psych-rock song for the comparably faster age of the internet. Gone are the four-minute wandering guitar solos and the self-indulgent studio effects, “Hot Water” makes the case that not all prog has to exist lost in the depths of a mythical forest during the dark ages.

“Hot Water” is the second single from KGLW’s forthcoming record I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, out November 11 via Castle Face Records. Stream the song below.

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