Alexi Murdoch is a singer-songwriter. He was born in London and raised in Scotland, Greece and France then attended university in the United States in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland where he spends his days writing and working on a small wooden sailing boat.
To date, Murdoch has released two proper recordings and one soundtrack. All his music has been self-released–on his own Zero Summer Records–with various partners. Four Songs (2002) was a four song EP released on the site CD Baby where it was, for a bit of time, the site’s all-time number-one selling record. Time Without Consequence, a traditional eleven song record, was released in 2006. It was one of the most licensed albums of the decade, receiving placements on dozens of films and television shows, making Murdoch that rare artist who is known almost entirely for how his music actually sounds. A number of new songs are previewed in the 2009 movie Away We Go, a film created by director Sam Mendes and written by husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The soundtrack featured nine of his songs in total.
In 2011 Murdoch released his third recording, Towards the Sun.