Murdena erupted from the Bellarine Peninsula to create an ecletic, punchy, lyrics-driven songfest. This unique group combines toe-tapping country dance hall fun with urban blues and folk-rock, taking audiences from the hay bales of the Victoria's wild west to the leather retro-chic lounges north of the Yarra. Murdena has seen great success already winning the Foot in the Door competition at Queenscliff Music festival as well as winning the Tamworth Music Festivals Battle of the Bands Competition 2013.
Brother and sister songwriting combo Annie-Rose and Hugh Maloney front the group with the un-related - but in no ways unspectacular- Ivan Blacket on bass and drummer Daniel McKoy.
Murdena may take influences from Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope, Mason Jennings and Dawes, but their individuality shines through. Their rollicking yet poignant country ballads can be found on Triple j Unearthed and at pubs from Portarlington to Brunswick. Treat your ears and discover them yourself at