NEWS: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Share "Catching Smoke" Video

Today, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are thrilled to share “Catching Smoke,” their most delightfully mad video yet. “Catching Smoke” is one of the standouts from their recently released and critically-acclaimed Butterfly 3000 album. Following the release of the album, the band have been putting out one video every week, from the first track to the last, and today, they share their madcap, “through-the-looking-glass” vision for “Catching Smoke.” Directed by Danny Cohen and co-produced by Cohen and Tessa Mansfield-Hung, the video features the band going through a full metamorphosis, but rather than wallowing in some sort of Kafka-esque bad trip vibes, the band’s journey is one of joyful, devil-may-care determination and ebullience.

“Here's a clip that might feel like the past, or the future, maybe both, the present?” explains Cohen. “It's set wherever you want it to be, whenever too, in a time that's everyone's. It's a story of a fleeting fleet, straying the course to inhabit their inner instinctual insect, I think. Or maybe it's precisely what it is, Sgt. Pepper's Bug's Life Matrix Band but more fun."

“Catching Smoke is about chasing the feeling that’s impossible to catch,” adds Gizz guitarist and primary songwriter Stu Macknezie. “You’ll never get your hands on it, but you’re gonna try anyway…”


Sun. Oct. 2 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

Tue. Oct. 4 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Wed. Oct. 5 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum

Thu. Oct. 6 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

Mon. Oct. 10 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Tue. Oct. 11 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fri. Oct. 14 - St Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre

Sat. Oct. 15 - Chicago, IL @ RADIUS

Sun. Oct. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple

Tue. Oct. 18 - Toronto, ON @ History

Wed. Oct. 19 - Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia

Sat. Oct. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

Sun. Oct. 23 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem at The Wharf

Mon. Oct. 24 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit

Wed. Oct. 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

Mon. Oct 31 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

*all dates supported by Leah Senior