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Before their show at Johnny Brenda’s, DJs Kirsten and Shannen caught up with Lucas Skinner (bass) and Eric Moore (drums/manager) of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard to talk about everything from poisonous spiders and the Melbourne DIY scene to their new album, Paper Maché Dream Balloon (out November 13th).
First question, cup of blood or shot of shit?
If you had to drink one.
Eric: Is it my own or someone else’s?
E: I think definitely blood.
L: I think you’d get more sick if you eat shit.
E: If it was my own, I’d go with blood. I always just drink my own blood anyway, like when I get a cut.
Right, delicious. What are some of your favorite hair products?
E: I used to use Surf Paste in high school. That was a long time ago.
L: I use oils on my beard.
This is the second to last date of your US tour, which city has been your favorite?
L: We’ve done a few places we haven’t been before, New Orleans was one.
E: All the ones up the west coast were cool. Portland was my favorite place. The scenery is so beautiful and the drives are amazing up the coast.
Did you guys do any traveling before KGATLW?
L: We did a tour about three months ago in the states and Europe and most of us went home for a month but Stu and Ambrose and their girlfriends went traveling through Europe and Eric went to LA for a month.
E: Yeah I’ve been away for ages.
L: But before the band we did a US road trip up the east coast starting in Austin and going up to New York. That gave us a good idea of the landscape and how to get around.
What is your favorite thing to do on a date?
L: My girlfriend and I for our first date we went walking our dogs on the beach.
E: Luke is the sweetheart. Mine would just be something lame like going to a bar or a movie. But I haven’t been on a date in a very long time.
L: Eric’s the only one without a girlfriend in the band. Everyone else is kind of settled down. He’s the wild card.
So you work a lot with artist Jason Galea and your shows have such a strong visual component, is he going to be involved in music videos in the future?
E: Yeah Jason’s here on tour with us. He does the visuals and is working on heaps of stuff.
L: He’s the creative director, does all our visual stuff, artwork, t-shirts, videos. We’re actually making a video with another friend at the moment because Jason’s a bit busy, that’ll be the first one we’ve done without him. Continue reading “King Gizzard on the Melbourne scene, their upcoming albums + the perfect vegemite sandwich”