Mick Murphy releases new Neanderthal EP

Neanderthal HangtimeMick Murphy, best known as guitarist with My Ruin and Chevy Metal, has released a new EP under his Neanderthal moniker.

Titled Hangtime, the EP features 5 new tracks and a bonus ‘live in the studio’ recording.

Murphy started recording material in 2003 to provide an outlet for instrumental tracks that he was writing. The first LP under the resulting Neanderthal name, Start A Fire With Rock, was released in 2006.

To accompany the release is the new DIY video for opening track Booster, featuring vintage footage that Mick used as homage to the EP cover art.

A strong contender for the title of Busiest Man in Rock, Murphy has also released a new My Ruin album in 2013, The Sacred Mood, with wife and band mate Tairrie B, as well as touring extensively with Chevy Metal, the covers band started by Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters fame.

Murphy also hooked up with Reed Mullin this year, legendary drummer with Corrosion of Conformity, to record an album as Teenage Time Killers. The album will feature different metal, hardcore and punk vocalists and is due for release in 2014.

Murphy is also recording with Taylor Hawkins in his new prog-rock project, The Birds of Satan. An EP is set to be released in the very near future and features a 9 and a half minute song co-written by Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Murphy.

Preview and buy Neanderthal’s Hangtime EP here
Watch the video for opening track Booster here