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Suffolk-and-proud trio Old Man Lizard remain one of the most underrated underground bands in the country so we’re especially pleased to be bringing them to Desertfest in 2018.

Formed in 2011, Old Man Lizard immediately set themselves apart from many of their contemporaries in the stoner, sludge, and doom scenes with a style that incorporated all of those genres but with an experimental and melodic edge, making them sound like Harvey Milk playing Jimi Hendrix. There’s a fluidity to the songs on their debut self-titled EP (which was recently re-recorded and released as an LP) which makes the heavy moments all the more refreshing and unexpected, while their 2014 debut album proper Lone Wolf vs. Brown Bear saw the band introduce progressive rock elements into the mix to thrilling effect. Having dedicated a large chunk of his time in recent years drumming for Slabdragger, we’re hoping that frontman Jack Newnham is making Old Man Lizard his focus in 2018.

So whether we’ll be hearing material from a new album or any of their back-catalogue, Old Man Lizard are a must for fans of Elder and Harvey Milk at Desertfest 2018.

Words: Tom McKibbin