Feb 22 19

The Murlocs Announce New Album, Manic Candid Episode


Australia’s The Murlocs have announced a new album Manic Candid Episode, out March 22nd on Flightless Records and ATO Records. Alongside the news of the upcoming record, the band has released a new track and video, “Withstand”, from it. Manic Candid Episode is available for pre-order, alongside limited edition re-issues of the band’s earlier records Old Locomotive and Young Blindness HERE.

The new album and song come on the heels of last month’s announcement of their first North American headline tour and a new single “Comfort Zone” which will also appear on Manic Candid Episode. The tour includes stops at Shaky Knees, LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and Lincoln Hall in Chicago (all tour dates below).

The Murlocs are lead by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards‘ Ambrose Kenny-Smith and featuring Gizz’s lead guitar player Cook Craig. The album was recorded at Melbourne’s Newmarket studios, Manic Candid Episode was produced by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard) and mixed by NYC musician Jarvis Taveniere (Real Estate, Woods, Parquet Courts).

Formed in late 2010 by harp player Ambrose Kenny-Smith, the five members of The Murlocs play their own blown-out, distorted brand of soulful RnB. They have already played numerous Australian music festivals as well as supporting Gary Clarke Jr., Mac Demarco, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Pixies, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Their up-tempo snare cracks and noisy guitars, accompanied by Ambrose’s warm vocals have been described as a mesmerizing, demented dance party.

Tour Dates

4/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
4/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
4/12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
4/13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
4/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
4/16 – Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
4/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
4/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
4/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
4/24 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
4/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/29 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
5/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Black Box
5/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
5/03 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
5/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/06 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
5/07 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda