Most musicians never get to be in one great band. Ambrose Kenny-Smith is in two at the same time.
Along with what he calls his main gig in Australian psychedelic-rock gods King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist also fronts the more rock and R&B-oriented outfit The Murlocs. Between the bands, he’s releasing four albums this fall — three titles from the endlessly prolific Gizz, and the incredible new Murlocs LP Rapscallion, a coming-of-age concept album about a teenage vagabond, inspired by Cormac McCarthy and Kenny-Smith’s own troubled adolescence. Before heading out on tour with both bands, Kenny-Smith and his cat got on the Zoom to talk about writing Rapscallion, memorizing all that music, and where The Murlocs from here. Enjoy.