King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Urge Fans Donate Money To Aid Australian Bushfire Victims
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
Graphic by Jamie Wdziekonski (@sub_lation)
for those unaware King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s home state of Victoria, as with large portions of the Australian nation at large, are ablaze.
Many Australians have been left homeless and an estimated 500,000 animals thought to have perished in the fires.
Taking to Instagram, King Gizzard has urged their fans to assist those who have suffered.
“As we all know Australia is up in flames,” the band writes. “Half a billion animals have died. 6.3 million hectares of land have been affected. 2,500 buildings (1300 homes) have been destroyed. 25 people have lost their lives. Please help and donate to the many bushfire funds in need.”
The group then shares a series of images that would not be out of place in the hellish landscapes of most recent album Infest The Rats’ Nest.
King Gizzard have also made a charitable commitment of their own, donating all proceeds from sales via the band’s label Flightless’ web store over the next week to charities aiding victims of the fires.
Fellow Australian act Tame Impala, who only last year narrowly escaped similar fires in Malibu California, has also urged fans to give to worthy causes helping the fire-affected.
For those looking to help out, a full roundup of bushfire relief charities can be found here.
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