“….dark songs that are never fully grim but rather stark and direct with a layer of graciousness’” The Sydney Morning Herald
“….there’s a real beauty to his stuttering melodies” – The Guardian
“you can hear Murry rip open every spiritual vein with his vocal performance.” Daily Telegraph
“….delivered as if the lines are ripped from Murry’s very soul” The Independent
“John Murry’s song writing is not for the faint of heart.” Stack Magazine
“….lonesome and sweet” Tone Deaf
“A seamless mix of inspiration and originality” – Paste Magazine
Cut from the same cloth as Elliott Smith, Lou Reed, Jeff Tweedy and Darkness On The Edge of Town-era Springsteen, alternative folk artist John Murry faces what he sees in the glass unflinchingly and then turns the mirror on us in ways that allow one to see their own reflection in sharper focus.
The combination of emotionally unsparing, high-minded thinking, streetwise poetry, and gutbucket execution is visible on Murry’s full-length album, The Graceless Age. Murry’s new EP, Califorlornia, soon to be released in Australia continues his evolution, showing off more modern rock curves and building on the buzzing, very alive production direction he embarked on with the late Tim Mooney (American Music Club) on The Graceless Age
John Murry fell for Australia when in the country earlier this year for performances at the Sydney Festival and beyond. Murry will return this August to record his next album in the secluded surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria with Australian producer Mark Stanley and Irish producer Karl Odlum (Kila, Glen Hansard & The Frames, Lisa O’Neill).
John Murry’s sound howling with electricity, distortion, and ornery, primal growl, the rabblerousing spirit of the MC5 and Patti Smith are breathing anew through Murry. Whilst here Murry will perform two intimate shows in Melbourne and Sydney to launch the release of his new EP Califorlornia.
JOHN MURRY TOUR DATES
Wednesday 20th August The Basement, Sydney NSW
Tickets: thebasement.com.au ph: 1300 438 849
Friday 22nd August The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne
Tickets: spottedmallard.com ph: 03 9380 8818
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Film Clip: Little Colored Balloons http://youtu.be/6O8IKE3AWMg
Live Performance: Southern Skies http://youtu.be/Je0hbLMTSAs
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