With Float Along - Fill Your Lungs being the second release of the year for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, it seems apparent this is a band which will stop at nothing honing their psychedelic brand of noise-rock. If you've ever tried to get across to someone what psychedelic rock sounds like, you should just put on this album straight away; it captures the genre incredible well.

Album opener, 'Head On/Pill', is a raucous, non-stop thrill from start to finish. The energy bursts from the seams of the track, and whilst Stu Mackenzie could sometimes be charged with hiding his vocal line behind walls of reverb, this certainly isn't the case here. It is by no means overly-prominent, but it really keeps the attention of the track focused, which is important given its sixteen minute runtime. There'll always be those who believe the track to be too self-indulgent, but that takes away a lot of its fun, and, fuck it, if this is self-indulgence then I'll be the guy at the front of the queue asking for seconds.

Second track, 'I'm Not A Man Unless I Have A Woman', echoes a lot more 'soul'; it drips effects pedals and the 60s, offering up a nice straight forward, poppier contrast to the album opener. Others tracks on the album take up similar roles, notably, 'Let Me Mend The Past'. As the pianos drop in early on in the song's duration, it's incredibly hard not to think of sunny days, with the air full of love (before, of course, it turned out not to be love, but various STDs), and the idea of an everlasting summer. 'Pop In My Step' sounds like it's from a missing T-Rex record, full of spunk and swagger, and album closer, 'Float Along - Fill Your Lungs', doesn't so much pay homage to The Rolling Stones, but rubs shoulders with their more progressive material, and rounds off proceedings nicely.

Also in with this truly bizarre mix we have 60s-radio rock in the form of 'God Is Calling Me Back Home', which could totally be the closing song to any film which features the rolling deserts of America. '30 Past 7' is glitchy and sexy, essentially acting as a middle point to the album, managing to successfully slow everything right down. 'Mystery Jack' brings to life the kind of guitar tones you'd imagine Adam Ant making if he was born a decade or two earlier.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have really made one of the best psychedelic albums of the past few years; for me at least, this is an album which completely nails what it sets out to do. It's difficult for a band to take on a genre so well worn over the years. I wouldn't say that King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have made something totally fresh and exciting, - they haven't reinvented the genre - but they've certainly left a mark on 2013. Best in class.