Michigan's Major Murphy make their own appealing version of heartland rock, rooted in indie styles but flush with big hooks, harmonies, and warm melodies. The band, who've been backing up Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield recently (you may have seen them with her on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently) will release their sophomore album, Access, on April 2 via Winspear. They've just released a new single, "Real," which starts off gentle and ethereal before turning into a crunchy, shoegazy, widescreen jam. Watch the video, which makes great use of stock footage, below.
We asked the band to tell us the influences behind Access and singer, guitarist and main songwriter Jacob Bullard gave us a list of 10 things, some being music (Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett, more), some being things with which to make music, and other things that simply inspire the creative process. Check out his list, complete with commentary and pictures, below.