John Murry “What Jail is Like” – Listen

John Murry has today released a new single from his recent album ‘A Short History of Decay’ which we cheerfully reviewed last year (“The resurrection of John Murry but it’s only a breather as we’re all going to die”) and it’s a belter – a cover of the Afghan Whigs’ track, the threat sounds all the … Continue reading “John Murry “What Jail is Like” – Listen”

John Murry + Benjamin Folke Thomas + Steve Grozier, Broadcast, Glasgow, 16th September 2018

John Murry seems to be on his own (smaller) version of Dylan’s never ending tour as he and his band resumed a UK tour which kicked off back in June and then had a short break. Murry was joined on the road once again by his new buddy Benjamin Folke Thomas (the pair seem to … Continue reading “John Murry + Benjamin Folke Thomas + Steve Grozier, Broadcast, Glasgow, 16th September 2018”

John Murry brings decay to a town near you

John Murry’s UK tour still has a handful of dates left. Bringing songs from this year’s superb album ‘A Short History Of Decay’, as well as a brace of older material, Murry’s work is dark and stark. Following on from 2012’s album acclaimed work ‘The Graceless Age’, this new work sees Murry open up a little … Continue reading “John Murry brings decay to a town near you”

John Murry + Benjamin Folke Thomas, The Lexington, London, 26th June 2018

“I’ve been trying this positive self-help bullshit, but it isn’t working. I know what I am.” John Murry is in darkly laconic mood tonight. But that’s not particularly unexpected – and while it’s perhaps unfair to accuse his audience of ghoulish satisfaction at the darkness he’s experienced first hand – it’s still the case that … Continue reading “John Murry + Benjamin Folke Thomas, The Lexington, London, 26th June 2018”

John Murry + Lucas & King, St Mary’s Church, Guildford, 22nd July 2017

Upon arriving at the cobbled graveyard front entrance of St Mary’s church (with the support act having already begun) I could see looking at me in the shadows, by the corner of his tour van, the top-hatted and dark coated, pale thin features of John Murry. Sadistically I felt like requesting that he walk to … Continue reading “John Murry + Lucas & King, St Mary’s Church, Guildford, 22nd July 2017”

John Murry “A Short History Of Decay” (TV Records, 2017)

It’s been five years since John Murry appeared set to build on the accolades garnered by his album, The Graceless Age, a sublime record which took the raw material of his unsettled life (and near death from an overdose) and turned it into art. It was not to be however as events conspired and he … Continue reading “John Murry “A Short History Of Decay” (TV Records, 2017)”

The past is never dead. It’s not even past – an interview with John Murry

John Murry’s 2012 album The Graceless Age was hailed by MOJO magazine with a 5 out of 5 rating, UNCUT called it a “masterpiece”, both magazines included it in their Top 10 albums of the year; American Songwriter put it in their Top 5 of the year and The Guardian included it in their best … Continue reading “The past is never dead. It’s not even past – an interview with John Murry”

John Murry announces more UK dates – September

John Murry is having a little galavant around the UK next month which you would have thought is enough to let him put his feet up for the rest of the year but no – he’s back a couple of months after with more dates, kicking things off in Southampton on September 12th and winding … Continue reading “John Murry announces more UK dates – September”

John Murry announces new album, UK summer dates

John Murry’s new album “A Short History of Decay” is out in July and he’s announced a handful of gigs/festival dates around the UK to promote it, one of which is tonight if you’re lively. The album was recorded in Toronto and produced by Michael Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies, also featuring Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) … Continue reading “John Murry announces new album, UK summer dates”