Tight-knit garage R&B outfit The Murlocs have unveiled Young Blindess, their second full-length LP.
Featuring the rollicking cuts ‘Adolescence’ and ‘Rolling On’, plus the just-released single ‘Compensation’ (premiered on Richard Kingsmill’s ‘2016’), Young Blindness showcases a growth forged by a steadfast touring ethos across Australia – including a barnstorming appearance at Boogie Festival, plus support duties acts such as Mac DeMarco and Thee Oh Sees.
Young Blindness follows The Murlocs’ 2014 debut LP Loopholes, building upon a solid foundation of distorted licks and melodic intuition. The hearty compositions are emboldened by the distinct vocal tremolo of singer Ambrose Kenny-Smith, soaring to impressive heights on tracks such as ‘Think Out Loud’ and title track ‘Young Blindness’.
Lyrically, Young Blindness delves itself into an introspective vision while exerting riff-laden swagger. Themes of young paranoia and self-doubt are viewed through a lens of experience, exploring the blurred meeting point with an air of blues-borne world-weariness.
Since forming in Victoria’s surf coast in 2011, The Murlocs have established themselves as a dynamic presence on stages throughout the country – entrenched within the prolific Flightless Records stable alongside King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (who Ambrose also performs in), Love Migrate, The Babe Rainbow and more.
After launching Young Blindness, The Murlocs will go on to make their US live debut at the 2016 Levitation Festival, headlined by Ween, 13th Floor Elevators, and Brian Wilson.
Young Blindness is out Friday March 18 through Flightless / Remote Control.