JOHN MURRY and band plus Lucas And King at Southampton Talking Heads, September 12

John Murry’s A Short History Of Decay – selection of reviews
‘A Short History Of Decay delivers in gloriously dysfunctional
bucketloads.’ – MOJO, 4/5
‘Allied with Murry’s melodious country rock and new wave sensibility, the results are rich in impact and surprise.’ Q, 4/5
‘Grief, divorce and exile inspire more gems of burnt, bruised
Americana.’ – UNCUT, 8/10
‘The narrative template of a disquieting, persuasive record that looks into its soul and doesn’t like what it sees.’ – IRISH TIMES
‘Musical collaborators have given Murry’s captivating songs compelling and emphatic backdrops.’ – DAILY MIRROR
‘The songs are powerful, but Murry’s dark world-view is delivered with wit.’ – SUNDAY TIMES
‘The ghost of Warren Zevon hangs over proceedings, from the black humour snaking through the lyrics to the baritone, world-weary vocals.’ – MORNING STAR
‘A beautiful rumination on mortality that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Hugely impressive.’ HOT PRESS
‘His voice, a mixture of Chuck Prophet and Evan Dando, delivers a mix of gallows humour and self recrimination.’ – DAILY EXPRESS
‘The songs are peppered with sonic asides, a wayward organ here, a guitar hum there, that add to Murry’s intense lyrics and his Saturnine Southern voice.’ AMERICANA UK
‘Producer Mike Timmins has made it all hang together beautifully and creates an aural fog that you’re happy to be lost in. – GIGSOUP
‘The longer you spend in the darkness with him, the more beauty you’ll see.’ – COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE
‘With repeated trips through Short History of Decay, the gradual familiarity carves a path towards a deeper appreciation of John Murry’s tortured art, and for the jumbled, raw setting that ultimately compliments his overall vision.’ – ROUTES AND BRANCHES
‘Resonates with claustrophobic doom’ – R2 MAGAZINE
‘This is another impressive album from John Murry. Maybe it will let him escape murky waters this time around and get him the recognition he deserves.’ – SPILL MAGAZINE
‘There is more than a touch of Cave’s brooding darkness about Murry, whose rumbling voice and preoccupation with mortality place him in a genre somewhere between Mark Lanegan and Mark Linkous.’ -THE QUIETUS