Murder murder and The Falling Leaves
Northern Ontario’s Murder Murder are a full string band with suitcase percussion who create a unique blend of bluegrass and outlaw country. Virtuosic musicianship and evocative songwriting are backed by a wealth of original and traditional ballads.
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Murder Murder has been touring and making records since 2013. Canadian culture and a fascination with their Northern surroundings are pervasive influences on their art, and they set all of their narratives in Canada, primarily in Northern Ontario. Functioning exclusively within the boundaries of the murder ballad tradition, the band makes a concerted effort to subvert the genre’s cliched narrative tropes and approach songwriting from the perspective of the modern social landscape.
Currently, the band has two full-length albums and a third slated for an Sept 2017 release. The band logs a lot of kilometres performing and showcasing across Canada, on the wrong side of the road in Ireland and the UK, and across mainland Europe. Highlights so far include festival performances at Fire in the Mountain (Wales, UK), Mariposa Folk Festival (2016), Hillside Festival (2017), The Fred Eaglesmith Picnic (2016,2017), Northern Lights Festival Boreal (opening for Bahamas) and being 1 of only 18 international acts selected to showcase in London for the Americana Music Assocation UK Conference & Awards.