The Murlocs are one of Melbourne’s most exciting exports. Featuring members from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, they have carved their name in the lo-fi psych scene after the release of their debut album Loopholes. Since then, the band has supported Ty Segall and Mac DeMarco, and have apparently been in the studio working away on their sophomore efforts.
The first taste of this comes in the form of Adolescence – a song about, “Still experiencing through puberty blues when you have well outgrown your teenage years,” according to vocalist/songwriter/harmonica player Ambrose Kenny-Smith. It’s an infectious blues track with a rumbling beat and Kenny-Smith’s one-of-a-kind voice that I just can’t get enough of. If this is what we can expect from their forthcoming album, we are all in for some very good things!
To celebrate the release, the guys are heading out on tour and hitting Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and Fremantle on their run. I caught them play at BigSound last year, and it was one of my absolute highlights. Take my word for it and don’t miss this band! Catch the gnarly tour poster below for more details!