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The Murlocs unleash new single Adolescence and announce a run of tour dates

Geelong five-piece, The Murlocs, give us the first taste of the follow up to 2014’s Loopholes with a brand new single Adolescence, plus they have announced they will be bringing their brand of 60’s lo-fi goodness across Australia on a six date tour run.

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2014 was a massive year for The Murlocs, with the release of their killer debut LP Loopholes – a crushing collection of 60’s inspired garage, R&B and psychadelia  – followed by some massive support slots with the likes of Mac Demarco, Ty Segall and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard (who also benefit from the manic delights of singer/harpist Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s harmonica playing). The new single Adolescence follows in the tradition of Loopholes with its twangy spaghetti western  guitars, soulful effeminate vocals, and of course, that incredibly whacked out harmonica. Derived from inner-adolescent turmoil, Kenny-Smith explains the track is about “Still experiencing puberty blues when you have well outgrown your teenage years. The mood swings of a 20 something dropkick.”

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The track has already been added to spot rotation on triple J and is hugely promising preview to their second studio album which is expected later in the year. In support of Adolescence, the band have also announced a string of tour dates around Australia. Tickets are on sale now.

Friday 3 April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
w/ The Ocean Party, The Steve Miller Band – buy tickets here

Thursday 9 April – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
w/ The Dandelion, Los Tones – buy tickets here

Friday 10 April – Elsewhere Bar, Gold Coast QLD
w/ Salvadarlings, The Brian Emo – buy tickets here

Saturday 11 April – Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
w/ Salvadarlings, The Brian Emo – buy tickets here

Saturday 18 April – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
w/ Doctopus, Kitchen People, Hamjam – buy tickets here

Sunday 19 April – MOJOS, Fremantle, WA
w/ Mt Mountain, Hideous Sun Demon, Dream Rimmy – buy tickets here