Although born in London and raised in Scotland, Alexi Murdoch moved to the United States in 1992, when he decided to study at Duke University. While attending college, Murdoch started to hone his unique acoustic indie folk style by practicing hours on end and playing a number of intimate cafe shows around the college campus. After moving to Los Angeles with a girlfriend, Murdoch began to get his music played on the radio station KCRW by DJ Nic Narcourt. Soon, many labels were courting Murdoch, trying to land the singer/songwriter with a contract that would enable them to release his music and profit from it. But Murdoch didn't like the idea of being a slave to a company so he decided to release his music independently, through the internet. His first LP, 2006's Time Without Consequence, though not released on any sort of world renowned label, managed to find a large audience base and has since gone down as one of the better "under-the-radar" indie folk releases of the aughts.