“Queen Pinky” By The Murlocs
Australian band The Murlocs, release their new album, Calm Ya Farm, on May 19 on ATO Records. The group’s psych-punk sound is fused with country-rock, with commentary about everything from the vicious tone of political discourse to the brain-addling effect of conspiracy theories. While the collection contains plenty of frenzied tension, it quickly reveals its power to ease the listener into a more serene state of mind. This is fitting for the album’s title which lead vocalist, guitarist Ambrose Kenny-Smith explains is “something my partner always says to me when I’m feeling stressed-out or anxious. It made sense with the whole country theme of the record, but it’s generally a good reminder for day-to-day life.” This appreciation bleeds into “Queen Pinky,” the final album preview single which takes on a heart-melting tenderness as the newly married Kenny-Smith delivers a sprawling and gorgeously spacey serenade to his wife.
As the band’s most collaborative work to date. “With this record we tried to steer away from all the distortion and dirt and grit, or at least let the grit come off a bit more clean-sounding,” says Kenny-Smith, who, in addition to guitarist Callum Shortal (Orb), drummer Matt Blach (Beans) and Tim Karmouche (Crepes), also plays with bassist Cook Craig (Pipe-Eye) in psych-rock King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
The Murlocs 2023 Tour Dates
9/3: Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
9/5: London, UK @ Village Underground *
9/7: Deventer, Netherlands @ Burgerweeshuis *
9/8: Heusden Gem Asten, Netherlands @ Misty Fields
9/9: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Tolhuistuin *
9/12: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee *
9/13: Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan *
9/14: Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B *
9/16: Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz *
9/17: Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9 *
9/18: Hamburg, Germany @ Knust *
9/19: Berlin, Germany @ Hole 44 *
9/21: Paris, France @ Le Trabendo *
9/22: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Box *
* w/ The Prize
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