Fern Murphy
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Fern Murphy

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Alternative Shoegaze




"Flowerbeds Review"

Newest release from Fern Murphy is their EP,Gringo Love, which includes this beautiful shoegaze track. This fresh, Indianapolis-based trio came to life in January of 2018. Most of their inspiration comes from dream pop and shoegaze.

When I listen to this song, I feel a dream-like summer trance. It brings me back to when I first started getting into indie music, starting with Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils. Lush vocal layering and simple, nostalgic guitar riffs that echo over each other. Music like this is sentimental to me; my guilty pleasure.

Pulled from Fern Murphy's Spotify bio:

These unique characteristics have resulted in a style of songwriting that copes with the mundaneness of life by romanticizing the exotic beauty of the unknown.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Enjoy! - Indie Shuffle

"Fern Murphy Lays It Bare In New EP Gringo Love"

DreamPop trio, Fern Murphy, graces us with a new EP, Gringo Love, revitalizing and transforming their sound while continuing to awe us all. The trio hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. Though in their infancy, the band having only one revolution around the sun, Fern Murphy has a developed a sound far beyond their years.

Gringo Love is Fern Murphy’s first EP. The album has a familiar nostalgic breath of curiosity and longing, comparable to the likes of Slowdive. The album will have you entranced in a daydream with its airy synths and delayed reverbed guitars.

“Flowerbeds”, the second song featured on the EP, is a juxtaposition of raw, emotional lyrics and a light, synth-forward head-bopping tune. In this song Fern Murphy are romanticizing the idea of getting lost and creating yourself anew. Lead singer, Gabe Adams, serenades us with “Runaway, go and forget ourselves” and “Hideaway, just like the good old days”. These lyrics run deep through the core of the song exposing a sense vulnerability and the shared human urge to escape ourselves. - Indie Band Guru


Violet Hours (2021)
Gringo Love EP (2019)
The Lodge Demos EP (2018)



Indianapolis-based shoegaze trio, Fern Murphy developed their distinct sound by meticulously arranging elements of shoegaze, dreampop, and experimental music to create an amalgam of lush and vivid soundscapes. The band’s debut EP, Gringo Love, was highly acclaimed for its ability to transcend listeners into a nostalgic introspection. 
 Fern Murphy’s newly-released album, Violet Hours, is a unique extension of this style of writing, delving deeper into the realm of surrealism with its use of experimental sound manipulation and complex subject matter.

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