Well, King Gizzard’s resident art mastermind Jason Galea has outdone himself with this one. Having already been responsible for a bunch of the best music videos in the country over the past years, he and the band have made the best pencil-on-paper animated clip since ‘Take On Me’ was blaring out of stereos.
Seriously, the constantly-morphing visuals and soothing strains of ‘Countdown’ could be on a loop for an hour and we’d still be watching, entranced, as abstract images assemble and disassemble themselves before our eyes, and it might just be the best clip they’ve ever made – although that’s a big call, considering everything else they’ve put out.
The track is of course taken from their latest LP Sketches of Brunswick East, King Gizzard’s collab with Mild High Club and their third album of four they’re releasing this year, which hit #4 on the ARIA charts after Flying Microtonal Banana and Murder of the Universe peaked at #2 and #3 respectively.
Of course, with the record out, the King Gizzard boys are gearing up for their upcoming Gizzfest tour, having announced a massive lineup for their hometown of Melbourne, and some seriously cool lineups across the rest of the dates too.
For now, check out the new clip below – but maybe wait until you’re done working, because this might just absorb you for the rest of the day if you’re not careful.