The Murlocs(AUS)

Fri 19 Nov 2021
With Special Guests

Date / Time

Doors 7:30PM
18+

Info

GA Standing Downstairs
Reserved Seating Upstairs
18+


Price

From $49.90

EVENT RESCHEDULED 

The Murlocs on Saturday 4 September 2021 has been rescheduled to Friday 19 November 2021 at The Princess Theatre.

"For obvious reasons we sadly have to announce the postponement to a bunch of our Bittersweet Demons Aus Tour dates. These new dates will come into fruition soon enough as it’s only just around the corner til show time. We cannot wait for the day when we are all together again. Til then stay safe and sound. Much love, Uncle Murl X."

Your tickets will be valid for Friday 19 November 2021 and you don’t need to do anything, just hold on to your tickets. If you require a refund, please follow the steps here. Refund requests must be submitted prior to 5pm on Saturday 25 September 2021.


On their fifth album Bittersweet Demons, The Murlocs share a collection of songs reflecting on the people who leave a profound imprint on our lives, the saviors and hellraisers and assorted other mystifying characters. 

The most personal and boldly confident work yet from the Melbourne-based five-piece—lead singer/guitarist/harmonica player Ambrose Kenny-Smith, guitarist Callum Shortal, drummer Matt Blach, bassist Cook Craig, keyboardist Tim Karmouche—the album sets that storytelling to 11 infectious tracks written mostly on piano, lending a greater emotional intensity to the band’s restless and radiant brand of garage-rock. 

What emerges is a beautifully complex body of work, one that shines a light on the fragilities of human nature while inducing the glorious head rush that accompanies any Murlocs outing. 

Now in their tenth year as a band, The Murlocs formed as teenagers on Victoria’s Surf Coast, first covering Ray Charles and Creedence Clearwater Revival songs and quickly moving on to writing their own material. After cutting their teeth playing a local pub called the National Hotel—“We’d get up and smash at a few chords, just to have fun and see what happened,” Kenny-Smith recalls—the band made their debut with a self-titled EP in 2012, then released their debut album Loopholes in 2014. 

Through the years they’ve taken the stage at major festivals like Splendour In The Grass and supported such acts as Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Ty Segall, and Thee Oh Sees, all while moonlighting in a number of other bands. 

Don't miss your chance to see The Murlocs perform tracks from Bittersweet Demons, along with older classics you know and live, at The Princess this September. 

Open Season is supported through Tourism and Events Queensland, the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and both the Live Music Australia Fund and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) – initiatives of the Australian Government.