The Murdocks are a three piece power-pop group that hail from Austin, Texas.
The Murdocks formed in 2001 in Austin, Texas, centering around guitarist and singer Franklin Morris. The band released their self-titled EP in 2003, and their debut LP, Surrenderender, in 2005,both on Surprise Truck. After undergoing a line-up change which introduced drummer David Jones and bassist Kyle Robarge into the mix, the band released a new EP in 2008, titled Roar. This release featured a different style than the alternative edge heard on the two previous studio efforts. This new material featured an almost garage sound with plenty of indie power-pop and 60's influences to boot.
The Murdocks have toured nationally several times, playing over 200 shows with an extremely varied list of artists, including a show with Cake drawing a crowd of over 3,000. They have also played at South By Southwest, the CMJ Festival, and The Warped Tour. In addition to debuting on the CMJ Charts at #80, the band has enjoyed play on local radio stations.
The Murdocks have completed their upcoming LP, titled Distortionist. It will be released on September 14, 2010.