- ‘Rapscallion’ Sardine Bath Edition Light Blue Milky Coloured Vinyl LP

Murlocs - ‘Rapscallion’ Sardine Bath Edition Light Blue Milky Coloured Vinyl LP

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Expected release 16/09/22


Bellarine Ballerina

Living Under a Rock

Bobbing And Weaving

Farewell To Clemency

Compos Mentis

The Royal Vagabond

Virgin Criminal

Bowlegged Beautiful

Wickr Man

The Ballad Of Peggy Mae

Growing Pains

Hailing from Melbourne, 60’s tinged psych-rock punks The

Murlocs announce their brand new studio album,

‘Rapscallion’, due out on ATO Records. Strappedwith fuzzy guitar licks, feverish bass and psychedelic brightness, the 12-track collection is a coming-of-age novel in an album form. The wildly squalid odyssey populated by an outrageous cast of misfit characters -teenage vagabonds and small-time criminals, junkyard dwellers and truck-stop transients - is partly inspired by frontman Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s own adolescence as a nomadic skate kid. Their most magnificently heavy work yet, the result is an endlessly enthralling album equally steeped in danger and delirium and the wide-eyed romanticism of youth. Self-produced by the band in the early stages of the pandemic, Rapscallion was recorded remotely in the home studios of Kenny-Smith (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Callum

Shortal (guitar), Matt Blach (drums), Cook Craig (bass) and

Tim Karmouche (keys). A truly dynamic musical collective, all five members also perform in other bands: Kenny-Smith and

Craig each play in the globally beloved King Gizzard & The

Lizard Wizard, Shortal plays guitar in ORB, and Karmouche

and Blach are frontmen for Crepes and Beans respectively.

 In a departure from the effusive garage-rock of 2021’s

‘Bittersweet Demons’, ‘Rapscallion’’s musical DNA contains

strains of stoner metal and the more primitive edge of post-

punk. Despite that darker and more formidable sound, The

Murlocs instil every track with the freewheeling energy

they’ve brought to the stage while supporting such acts as

Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Ty Segall and Thee

Oh Sees.

 LP pressed on Sardine Bath Edition baby blue and milky

clear Galaxy Effect vinyl with custom inner sleeve and lyrics insert