|Origin||Austin, Texas, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, power pop|
|Past members||Tim Dittmar, Robert Houghton, Ethan Morris, Dale Morris|
In 2003, The Murdocks formed in Austin, TX with Franklin Morris fulfilling vocal and guitar duties and Tim Dittmar and Robert Houghton fulfilling drum and bass duties respectively.
Since 2004, the band has undergone various lineup changes and has toured from coast to coast, playing over 200 shows and selling records through touring and a DIY ethos. Their first album was SurrenderEnder. The band debuted on the CMJ charts and climbed to #80. The band has played at various industry festivals, including South By Southwest, the CMJ Festival, and The Warped Tour. In the last few years The Murdocks have done national tours. Since the band's inception, there have been 5 official releases.
The Roar! EP was released on April 1, 2008. This EP was followed by the band's latest album, titled Distortionst, and was released on September 14, 2010.
- Franklin Morris - guitar, vocals
- Kyle Robarge - bass guitar, backup vocals
- David Jones - drums, backup vocals
- CMJ New Music Report - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- Electronic Press Kit
- Review or Roar! EP, music.for-robots.com
- Review of Roar! EP, rocksellout.com
- Record Label biography
- Includes information on chart placings on College Radio
- Press clipping from the Austin Chronicle
- http://austinchronicle.com Texas Newspaper, covered Murdocks show with Cake