King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard lose beloved drummer and manager Eric Moore
25.08.2020

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard lose beloved drummer and manager Eric Moore

Words by Tom Parker

Moore will be shifting more of his focus to his label, Flightless Records.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard wouldn’t be where they are today without Eric Moore. Not only an important cog in the band’s live troupe – as the drumming comrade to Michael Cavanagh – Moore was also the manager of the band and was instrumental in elevating the band’s international profile.

His label, Flightless Records, has acted and will continue to act as a critical springboard for the band. Without Flightless, listeners wouldn’t have the same picture of King Gizzard. Releasing five albums in 2017 without the label would have been near-impossible. When the band announced they would reissue a bunch of their early records in 2018, Flightless proved imperative.

Remember when the band released their 12th album, Polygondwanaland, as a free download? They couldn’t have devised this generous masterstroke without Flightless.

Today, Eric Moore has announced that he will be departing as drummer and manager of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Moore announced the decision via Flightless’ Instagram page.

“It is with great sadness that I announce my time with King Gizz has come to an end,” he said in the Instagram post. “I will keep working with Gizz putting out records but I will no longer be an active member or manager of the group. To anyone that caught a show and dived into our world over the last 10 years I just want to say thank you for the support.”

While Moore’s immediate involvement with Gizz will lessen, the Flightless evolution will continue so you can expect to see more and more incredible releases put out by the label in years to come.

“I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side,” Moore continued. “Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out.”

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It is with great sadness that I announce my time with King Gizz has come to an end. I will keep working with Gizz putting out records but I will no longer be an active member or manager of the group. To anyone that caught a show and dived into our world over the last 10 years I just want to say thank you for the support. Being able to travel the world and perform in front of you is not something I take for granted. I hope that the shows, tours and Gizzfests made an impression and provided an outlet for joy and lasting memories. Whilst I’m deeply saddened by this decision, I don’t have any regrets and have enjoyed every fuckin second of being in this band and the journey it has taken us on. I’ll forever be in awe of the musicianship, creativity and work ethic of every single member. I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side. Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out. And when the lights go out..well.. someone give me the number for Coles cause I can pick and pack an order like a mf. Peace, Eric P.s Jase made me use this pic and told me to: ‘say ur a hippy now’ P.P.s I can’t actually pick and pack for shit

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