The screenings are set to be held in Melbourne’s restored single-screen Astor Theatre this coming April 3 and 4.
Known for their ambitious ventures, Melbourne psych legends King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have just announced their latest endeavour: a movie.
The news came on Saturday morning when the band posted a photo to their Facebook page. Tickets go on sale at 9 am tomorrow morning.
Okay, so why Chunky Shrapnel? Well, the title comes from a lyric from the band’s 2017 record Murder of the Universe. The lyric is spoken through a talk box in the character of Han Tyumi, the Confused Cyborg, in the album’s title track.
The film is directed by John Angus Stewart who has also directed a number of the band’s music videos including Planet B and Self Immolate from their latest album, Infest the Rats’ Nest.
The band are about to head off on a US tour which starts in April. Whilst over there, they’ll also be making an appearance at this year’s Coachella festival.
But if you’re in Melbourne, or can get there at the start of April, make sure you’re up and at it tomorrow morning for the ticket release. We have a feeling this film will be a wild one.
There currently isn’t any info on a ticket link, but head to their Facebook page for any updates.