Two of Australian rock’s finest, Tropical Fu*k Storm and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, have teamed up to release a joint EP.
The two bands have come together for the first time on Satanic Slumber Party, released today via Joyful Noise Recordings. The three-track EP is taken from the limited-edition 12″ ‘Hat Jam’, a double A-side featuring King Gizzard’s new single ‘The Dripping Tap’ and Tropical Fu*k Storm and King Gizzard’s aforementioned Satanic Slumber Party.
The 12″ will be available exclusively on vinyl through both band’s Australian online stores, with pre-orders opening on Tuesday, March 22nd. The Satanic Slumber Party EP will be given a wider vinyl release later this year.
“King Gizz were up at our house a while ago, recording their album Fishing for Fishies with Gaz (Liddiard),” Tropical Fu*k Storm’s Fiona Kitschin explains. “Then after a long day recording and a few too many drinks, the Gizz guys and us all wore hats and recorded a very long jam, which we called ‘Hat Jam’.
Gizz took ideas from the jam and made up a new song called the ‘Dripping Tap’ and Tropical Fuck Storm took the ‘Hat Jam’ recording and turned it into Satanic Slumber Party. It’s four guitars, three drummers, two synths, bass, harmonica, electronic sax and lots of singers and silliness. It’s like ‘Love Shack’ by the B52’s except it’s evil.”
To mark the release of their joint EP, Tropical Fu*k Storm and King Gizzard have also unveiled a music video for one of the record’s tracks, ‘Satanic Slumber Party Part 2 (Midnight In Sodom)’, which you can watch below.
Both bands have plenty of other things going on. Tropical Fu*k Storm are about to wrap up a national tour next month, performing reschedules shows in WA and SA (full ticket details here). They also played a surprise set at Sydney’s King Street Carnival last night. King Gizz, meanwhile, announced their 20th album in just 10 years last week, Omnium Gatherum.
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