JOHN MURRY – ” The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes “

Posted: September 21, 2021 in MUSIC

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Singer Songwriter John Murry is one of those best-kept secrets. His dark introspective music pulls you in like a spiders web of baroque intrigue and memory. There are lush tendrils of melody delivered in this sonorous voice full of introspection and emotion over chiming guitar melodies. It’s beautiful stuff and comes complete with this new single and a video directed and beautifully shot by Paul Gallagher – the older of the Oasis brothers. This is alternate and beautiful music from a well-read singer whose life has been a rocky road through addiction and pain which he has battled and won over.

John Murry’s third album is starlit and wondrous, like being wrapped in the softest black velvet. It’s an album of startling imagery and insinuating melodies, of cold moonlight and searing heat. It’s a record that penetrates to the very heart of you, searing with its burning honesty, its unsparing intimacy and its twisted beauty.

“The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes” is not an album for an ordinary world, because it’s not an ordinary album. It’s an album to dive deep into and submerge yourself in, and to emerge from aware that this world is a remarkable place, and that John Murry is a remarkable artist.

Three albums in his first two The Graceless Age and A Short History of Decay, were full of this shimmering melancholy and velvet-voiced angst whilst his third The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes wrestles with the bleak but also celebrate a redemption as the singer-songwriter, who is related to the Nobel-prize winning American novelist William Faulkner continues in the family business of poetic discourse and stream of consciousness creativity.

John and the band recorded this version of Under A Darker Moon from the album ‘A Short History of Decay’ with Luke Oldfield at the wonderful Tilehouse Studios.
John Murry: Guitar, vocals
Tali Trow: Bass
Pat Kenneally: Organ
David Hart: Drums

Tilehouse Studios Session, April 7th 2017.

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