Phoenix, AZ – The Lunchbox – FATHER MURPHY + SUNN TRIO – Friday September 14th 2018

This is the end.

Father Murphy’s final tour. The enigmatic Italian psychedelic occult duo have released their final album, the acclaimed “Rising. A Requiem For Father Murph”, and are going out on one last tour of the world. What does Father Murphy sound like? Every album seems different. Psychedelic? Classical? Soundtracks? Laments? Yes to all the above and more. They’ve played with Swans, Xiu Xiu and gone everywhere. They will be missed. Make sure you don’t miss them tonight.

This Italian group are a cult band in every sense of the word. – ​THE QUIETUS
They make music that’s fantastically fucked up… – ​EXCLAIM!
An outsider operatic hellscape that calls to mind the starkest visions of Cormac McCarthy. – ​THE GUARDIAN
Italian Father Murphy conjure up a funereal atmosphere somewhere between homemade Morricone and toytown Goblin… That ol’ devil Dario would surely approve – ​THE WIRE
Impressive but nightmarish, like a beautifully rendered self-portrait splattered with blood and self-loathing. – ​ROCK-A-ROLLA
Like punks who secretly learned classical. – ​SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY

Sunn Trio are one of the hottest acts in Phoenix. Tight, pulsing explorations in sound that bring to mind everything from surf to Sun Ra, arabian to garage rock. They have just announced their second album will be coming out around the same time on European label Unrock who have released countless Sun City Girls-affiliated releases so the Phoenix connection is staying strong.

“Wielding Indo-Arabian saz and white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene. Not a ‘safe’ environment.” – Alan Bishop, Sun City Girls/Alvarius B

This is the end. It’s also a beginning as its the first show put on in the USA by British promoter Was Ist Das? who relocated from Northern England to Arizona 2 years ago

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