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Once a band, now a solo project, Murmur Tooth is the songs of Leah Hinton.  Sometimes dark, sometimes light, sometimes grimy, sometimes beautiful, not for elevators, not for dancing.

"Wow. You know those moments of absolute clarity that hit you like a twenty ton land-train, the ones that allow you to glimpse, just for a nano-second, the innermost workings of the universe, granting you a moment of absolute calm and peace of mind? Yeah, well listening to Dropping Like Flies allows you to experience that moment over and over again, as it washes through ever atom of your being and whispers gloriously nihilistic Nick Cave and PJ Harvey inspired sweet nothings in your ear while gently stroking and probing at your cerebellum and lulling you into a state of musically induced joy."

Mass Movement Magazine - Read full article

"Beautiful, stately, darkly majestic and powerful."

Dancing About Architecture - Read full article

"The band combine musical parameters to create a balance between light and dark, a characteristic you’d expect from a classically trained musician. Forget everything you know about grunge and give Murmur Tooth a listen."

Songwriting Magazine - Read full article

An interview with Leah, click below to listen:

The Rock Metal Podcast - Read full article

"Tension, suspense, hooks, moods and some discomfort. Scratching at what’s just below the surface."

NZ Musician Magazine - Read full article

"The songs are strong and do what songs are meant to do: draw you in, intrigue you, instil a sense of movement so you have the sense you’ll be taken somewhere and maybe even be brought back again afterwards."

Indie Berlin - Read full article

"Alarming and alluring...... Their clever molding of the sludgy gloomy side of grunge and more hopeful upbeat pop sounds works wonders, and makes for a compelling and refreshing listen throughout. You should happily sink your teeth into this!"

Carina's Music Reviews - Read full article

""Knees Are Clean" illustrates the band’s unique direction – adding a melodic approach to the gritty and unfiltered grunge rock that many of us have grown up listening to in the early ’90s. It definitely is different, but it is also extremely cool."

Revue - Read full article

“Doom-laden grunge with more spiky resonances, 90’s alt-rock with a dark, gothic vibe but there is a latent ferocity that comes not from the speed of the delivery, the dynamic or the volume but which is less tangible, a primal power that lurks at the heart of the songs, a tribal, shamanistic force which hovers between the notes and in the spaces between the lyrics”.

Dancing About Architecture - Read full article

"It ruined my life....." - a rant by Leah (guitar/vocals in Murmur Tooth)

Leah Hinton - Read full article