Before releasing his debut solo album, “Breaking The Light” in 2006, Nick Murphy had firmly established his reputation as a key founding member and song writer for Melbourne band, The Anyones (known as “The Everyones” in the US). Internationally reknown pop psych cinematic stylists, The Anyones toured relentlessly on the back of 2 highly acclaimed and internationally released albums around Australia and the US with such acts as The Vines, Jet, Sloan, Morrissey, The Music, Youth Group, Dallas Crane, You Am I, and The Killers.
Below are some responses to “Breaking The Light”. Fans will be pleased to know that Nick and Shylo are working on a new collection of songs for a release in the new year.
"Nick Murphy is a talented man. He has recorded an album of stunning harmonic depth, divine orchestration and a gentle humanity. In the tradition of Brian Wilson and Tony Asher's teenage symphonies to God, these songs are sumptuous paeans to the Australian suburbs and domestic love. Live, his band and he pull it off with style and subtlety. At their album launch at the Hopetoun Hotel in Sydney they made that tiny pub sound like a concert hall."
TOBY MARTIN, YOUTH GROUP
"Breaking the Light is... a pop album in the old fashioned sense, a confident collection of impeccably well written, sweetly sung songs that reveal a sensitive and perceptive musicians heart."
4 STARS THE AGE (Melbourne) 14th July 2006
"Nick Murphy has taken a more confident, intimate and visionary approach to his first solo album, imbuing his subtle, well-crafted songs with warm psychedelic emotion and gentle country elements... but its Murphys honest talent and sweet voice that really stand out."
3 STARS ROLLING STONE Oct 06.
"Breaking The Light" features some of Melbourne's finest musicians including Ross McLennan (Snout), Dave Ong (Jonie Lightning), Steve Pinkerton (The Anyones), Ben Mason (The Smallgoods), Phillipa Nihill (Underground Lovers), Chris Brodie (Broken Arrows), Jeff Samin (Musket) and explores Nick's psychadelic country lover affair with a telecaster, delay pedal and tremelo box.