Eric Moore took to social media on Monday to announce that he will be leaving King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Moore served as both the drummer and manager of the neo-psychedelic Australian act as well as the head of the band’s label, Flightless Records.
While Moore will no longer provide percussive accompaniment to fellow drummer Michael Cavanagh, he will remain an instrumental part of the band via his work at Flightless. The label, and Moore’s management of the group, are credited with raising the band’s international profile with such moves as releasing Polygondwanaland as a free download or reissuing many of King Gizzard’s early records back in 2018.
In the post on the Flightless Records page, Moore gave no specific reason for his departure, saying simply that “my time with King Gizz has come to an end.” He quickly assured fans that he will continue to work with the band to put out records, just not as a performer or manager. On the band’s official Instagram page, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard made a post of their own praising Moore and his “immeasurable contribution to the band.” According to them, Moore has left to focus solely on Flightless Records.
Read the social media posts from Eric Moore and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard below.
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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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It is with a heavy heart that we announce Eric’s departure as a member of King Gizz to focus solely on Flightless Records. Over the last decade as both member and manager, from airport to soundcheck and from tourbus to stage he was there each step of the way. Eric made an immeasurable contribution to the band and we’re sad to see him go! We gotta thank him for his devotion, fervour and good times. We’re so grateful to have had the privilege of travelling the world with one of our best buddies. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours and we’ll miss ya on the road mate! xox Stu, Cookie, Lukey, Cavs, Joey, Amby