We’ve thrown a line and pulled the freshest band out of the murky London waters. Mur-Man is an indie four-piece that formed less than a year ago after meeting on a classifieds site, when David Murdoch posted a listing in search for like-minded musicians.
The result turned out an indie-rock four-piece, made of Abbi Knell, Jonny White and Jules-Franck Bellamy. A team ready to take on the UK’s hardest music scene.
To be taken seriously, you need a band with attitude, and some bands don’t have that certain edge to them, it leads them to seem a bit misguided and confused about their identity.
Mur-Man describes themselves as a band with a “ton of attitude, plenty of style and influences as diverse as their individual personalities”. Good to see that they’ve worked out what they want to be, essential as they are blasting out on to the scene, writing songs on brash subjects such guilt, sex, fetishism and falling in and out of love.
Their latest release is Trearddur Bay, a dark song about masculinity, romance, betrayal and revenge.
The guitar work is stunning, it starts slow but meaningful, it then builds throughout the song, until towards the end where everything lets go – turning in to a powerful instrumental that is sure to ignite any crowd.
MUR-MAN will be playing Stour Space in Hackney on the 15th of March and will be headlining Live Nation’s emerging acts evening at The Old Blue Last later that month. Until then watch the music video below.