Scattered across the internet realm are various snippets of information that indicate what is coming up for King Gizzard. Here are some of them:
- 31 Oct 2023: The band conducted their 5th Reddit AMA. Here is a summary.
Upcoming Studio Material:
- 25 Oct 2023: The band have “got a few projects on the go — not anywhere near completion or anything…” as is supported by the following.
Recording will ‘start soon’ (likely after October 2023) for an album with the ‘parameter’ of each band member swapping instruments more than usual, including Lucas playing keyboard. It is implied that this is a new and separate project to other works of 2023.
As confirmed by the above Spin piece, the band recorded new music every day for a week in early October 2023, which had been planned earlier in the year.
A recording session was conducted in July with Cavs (and probably the rest, he is just the one to post the below picture). This session happened shortly after Joey and Lucas’ appearance on the Office Hours podcast, where they briefly mentioned a ‘more traditionally written’ (ie. not composed by jamming) project. This may be supported by the minimal ‘jazzy’ kit setup as pictured.
2024 tours of the Americas have been announced.
23 Jun 2023: Intrasport is “definitely” going to be performed live in the future now that the band have had a successful run with their latest synth/sequencer live setup.
Intrasport was reportedly soundchecked at the 2023-08-15 Germany show, but never performed by the conclusion of the tour, even though the band referenced its lyrics in a Tweet wrapping up the tour.
Oct 31 update: Joey still wants to play the song live, but reiterates how difficult it is.
Bluegrass/Country inspired music may be on the table after this impromptu jam during the 2023-06-04 acoustic show at The Caverns. Billy Strings attended the 2023-08-10 show in Sweden, and hung out with the band after, prompting further speculation of a collab.
Oct 31 2023 update: Stu avoids the question of if they have any projects planned together, but states he’s a sweet guy and collaborating would be ‘fucking crazy’.
Stu thinks that the didgeridoo is ‘amazing’ and would be open to collaborating with an indigenous artist using one.
King Gizzard may have booked Madison Square Garden for early 2024. This rumour was thrown into question after announcement of NA marathon shows much later in 2024, but remains to be debunked upon further 2024 announcements.
‘Never’ happening or abandoned projects:
Christmas, Ska/Reggae (Fantano interview), or full rap album (Office Hours podcast appearance).
As of Oct 31 2023, Lucas is “curious” about Ska as a genre for King Gizzard to explore, and Joey flips between joking about actually doing it and doubling down that it will never happen.
The complete Nonagon Infinity visual album (‘maybe when they run out of new ideas’).
A ‘Chunky Shrapnel 2’ concert film was planned for the cancelled '22 Autumn Europe tour, it is unclear if this plan will eventually go ahead.
The ‘Sexy Alien’ soundcheck jam will not bet released as a song (2023 Reddit AMA).
On returning to the signature Mind Fuzz/Nonagon sound, Stu is unsure they even could if they tried, and if they did it would probably sound different (2023 Reddit AMA).
The band would like to release the Hollywood Bowl marathon recording, but licensing for the venue is prohibitively expensive (2023 Reddit AMA).
Let the rampant speculation and new updates begin!