Nick Murray (musician)

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Nick Murray
BornMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Years active2010–present
Associated acts

Nick Murray is an American drummer. He is best known as a member of the garage rock band White Fence, and as a former member of Thee Oh Sees, with whom he recorded two studio albums. Murray has also been a frequent collaborator of Tim Presley (White Fence), as well as Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, contributing to her solo album, Mug Museum (2013) and with 'DRINKS' (2015), a collaborative project with White Fence's Tim Presley and Cate Le Bon.[1] Murray has also toured with Mikal Cronin and The Growlers (Timbales & Percussion) In late 2009, Murray joined The Young Veins[2] and served as the drummer until the indefinite hiatus announced by bandmate Jon Walker on Twitter, December 10, 2010.[3]


Childhood and early life[edit]

Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Murray initially began learning drums at the age of eleven, so he could form a band with his brother: "For the first two years of playing all I had was a snare drum with a mute on it. I learned a lot just on one drum. Until I had a full kit, I set up boxes in place of the missing drums and referenced setups I saw on MTV."[4]

Murray's early influences are Jimi Hendrix Experience's Mitch Mitchell, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, and The Smashing Pumpkins' Jimmy Chamberlin.[4]


Thee Oh Sees


  • Hermits on Holiday (2015)

White Fence

with Cate Le Bon


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  2. ^ Twitter, Young Veins. "Nick Murray joins the band". Twitter. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  3. ^ Walker, Jon. "Young Veins Break Up Tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b Smith, Stephanie Nicole (2015-08-07). "5 Minutes with Nick Murray". Retrieved 2016-02-12.