The Murlocs are Ambrose Kenny-Smith (vocals/harmonica), Matt Blach (drums), Cook Craig (bass), Cal Shortal (guitar) and Tim Karmouche (keys). Sharing members across King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Crepes, ORB and Baked Beans, ‘Uncle Murl’ as they’ve been affectionately dubbed, set themselves apart for their signature blend of old-world rhythm, blues and psychedelia, bolstered by the unmistakable vocals and harmonica breakdowns of Kenny-Smith.
Forged in their homelands of Victoria’s Surf Coast near Geelong in 2011, across the course of two EPs, four albums, and a dynamic presence on the live world circuit from touring extensively throughout Europe, UK, America and Australia in the late 2010s. The Murlocs have established themselves as a much-loved staple of the psych and garage scene. They have shared stages in support of The Pixies, Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall, Stephen Malkmus and Gary Clarke Jr., and have made appearances at festivals such as Shaky Knees, Splendour In The Grass, Austin Psych Fest, Levitation France, Meredith Music Festival, Boogie and Gizzfest.