Callum Shortal- Guitar, Backing Vocals, Ambrose Kenny Smith- Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Matt Blach- Drums, Backing Vocals, Andrew Crossley- Bass Guitar, Jamie Harmer- Guitar, Backing Vocals
Melbourne 5-piece The Murlocs are one of the winners of our Harvest Festival competition. They'll be opening the festival at Werribee Park in Melbourne on Saturday 10th November.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Garage blues boogie. We developed our sound from covering songs that influenced us which ended up helping us discover our own sound. Our first gig at The Piping Hot Chicken Shop in Ocean Grove we played such tunes like Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q, Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing, Bob Dylan - Dirt Road Blues and Count Five - Psychotic Reaction. The Count Five cover is the only one we have kept playing since because it has been a hard one to let go of I guess.
You’re one of the winners of our HARVEST competition. What can Harvest punters in Melbourne expect from the Murlocs live show on Saturday 10th November?
Sweat and tears of joy.
What most excites you about playing and attending Harvest 2012?
Really looking forward to playing alongside the Black Angels and War On Drugs. Hopefully the show goes according to plan and we don't screw it up too much.
What’s your earliest memory of seeing live Australian music?
Bands such as Hierophants, Frowning Clouds, Dreamin' Wild, Living Eyes, Turtlenecjk, Kremlings, Richie 1250 and The Brides of Christ, Boomgates, Pond, Ausmuteants, Bonniwells, Facetime and Sleep Decade to name a few.
What’s coming up for you in the near future?
Hopefully we will release our debut album in early 2013, thats all we're really aiming towards at the moment as well as playing our own shows and of course Meredith Music Festival!View Profile Hide Interview
29 Oct 2012
I love how lo-fi...
I love how lo-fi recordings separate the good songwriting from the not-so-good. And this proves it. A top song! And as you said, declaring your love for the TeePee. But is there a line about the "Curse of the cameltoe"?
14 Aug 2012
There's plenty of garage rock around at the moment but these guys have set themselves apart with their authenticity and style. It's dirty, swampy, melodic and bursting with heartache. Pour yourself a whiskey and have a listen.