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The Murlocs's Animated "Unknown Disease" Will Give You The Sickness

It’s a song “about that mysterious gut feeling of anxiety you get when you know you’re in the wrong.”

April 18, 2016

The Murlocs, a soulful, Melbourne-based rock 'n roll band, just released their second full-length album Young Blindness this past March. Today the Aussie band, whose lead vocalist and harp player Ambrose Kenny-Smith also plays with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, are premiering this trippy, animated video for the jangly, R&B-tinged "Unknown Disease."

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"This song changed a few times in the making," recounted Kenny-Smith in an email to The FADER. "The original idea came together with just a melody I had going on the harmonica. Just before we recorded it our producer Stu suggested we strip it back and make it more straight. Immediately it made me think of The Velvet Underground. The song's mainly about that mysterious gut feeling of anxiety you get when you know you're in the wrong. The clip insinuates this sickness further thanks to the amazing work of its creator, Alex McLaren."

The Murlocs's Animated "Unknown Disease" Will Give You The Sickness