"The crowd at the Brisbane was treated to a well-paced, up-tempo set with a wealth of songs to boogie to."
The Murlocs are at the fore of Victoria's garage scene and are known to create a vibe that has been described as a demented dance party, a concept that can be hard to grasp, but it was precisely what they delivered.
Laidback surf-vocals neatly coupled with twangy guitar. Crisp harmonica set to racy snares. They have been tried and tested through the maelstrom of the Melbourne live music scene. In Tasmania however they are still finding their feet. Headlining, The Murlocs were preceded by two disappointing support acts that could be best described as sludgy, discordant, excessively loud messes set to kick drums.
Working hard to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat The Murlocs did manage to win over a restless and distracted audience. Out of the rubble of the previous acts, those who stuck around enjoyed a fun atmosphere and had room to dance. The fantastic garage tunes from their album Loopholes, which has now completely sold out on the band's website, rang through the air. The crowd at the Brisbane was treated to a well-paced, up-tempo set with a wealth of songs to boogie to.