Weeks after their made their first foray into the world of documentaries, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have shared a new film focusing on the making of their album Infest The Rat’s Nest.
It was only back in April that the prolific Melbourne outfit released their debut film, with Chunky Shrapnel serving as a document of the time spent on the road in support of their latest record. Featuring footage of the group in the UK and Europe, the documentary was accompanied by the release of a soundtrack album, which was far easier to access than the film’s initial 24-hour window of streaming.
Following the premiere of the documentary, King Gizzard made it clear that they weren’t quite done with archival projects, with Stu Mackenzie revealing via Reddit that the band had “recorded almost every show in 2019”, hinting towards further live albums to be released at some point.
On Friday, the group announced the release of their next project, with RATTY being set for release this week. Officially launched today, the 27-minute documentary captures the making-of process behind 2019’s Infest The Rat’s Nest, which gave the group not only their equal-highest placing on the ARIA chart, but their highest placing on the US chart as well.
Available via Vimeo for USD $3, the documentary is only available for a week, with 100% of all proceeds being donated to Australians For Native Title and Reconciliation, BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation, DJIRRA, and Indigenous Social Justice Association Melbourne.
Following the limited-release of Chunky Shrapnel, the group noted on social media that the film would eventually see a cinematic release, as was originally planned. With social restrictions easing up somewhat in Australia, it’s unclear when the film might indeed hit cinemas, or whether it may be accompanied by their newly-released documentary.
While fans wait for answers, be sure to show off your charitable side by viewing the RATTY on Vimeo.