Melbourne five piece The Murlocs are in the midst of perhaps their biggest year yet. From the earlier release of their breakthrough single Adolescence, the band toured the country, bringing their bluesy-psych rock tunes with them. I first caught them last year at BIGSOUND and was instantly hooked. Admittedly, I did go along because of their connections with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, but from the first song of their set any comparison in my mind was dismissed immediately.
The band have supported Ty Segall, Mac DeMarco and of course their brethern King Gizz, and their live show has grown into an all out jam you can’t help but dance to. From their earnest and relatable lyrics, blues sensibilities and lead singer Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s attention grabbing voice and second to none harmonica skills, they have quickly become a force to be reckoned with in Australia, and one of my favourite bands.
Whilst the Murlocs were on their Adolescence tour, the quintet dropped in at our fam Bedlam Records to do a live take of the track, and now we have the first look at that performance! Considering they’re now taking a bit of time off until the end of the year after performing at each leg of King Gizzard’s Gizzfest, the live video is even more special. Check the clip below, jump on their album Loopholes out now via legends Flightless and keep your eyes firmly fixed on The Murlocs – I am predicting even bigger things to come!