RÓISÍN MURPHY

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The Mi Senti EP was cool, yes, but I am unbelievably hyped for a new LP.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:05 (six years ago) link

*punches air*

Ottbot jr (NickB), Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:18 (six years ago) link

2015 is sure making up for 2014 isn't it

katherine, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:04 (six years ago) link

So excited for this. Can't believe Overpowered is almost eight years old!

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:16 (six years ago) link

Was hoping she'd sneak into the Top 77 tracks but it looks extremely unlikely now.

Excited for the album though

groovypanda, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:19 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

New track out and album announced:

http://pitchfork.com/news/58494-roisin-murphy-announces-hairless-toys-lp-shares-gone-fishing/

― daavid, Monday, February 16, 2015 4:10 PM (1 hour ago)

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 February 2015 22:54 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/ym6Fsxp.jpg

01 Gone Fishing
02 Evil Eyes
03 Exploitation
04 Uninvited Guest
05 Exile
06 House of Glass
07 Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
08 Unputdownable

Eight songs seems like not a lot after such a long wait, but maybe (I hope?) they're eight REALLY GOOD songs. "Gone Fishing" portends good things imo.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 February 2015 23:00 (six years ago) link

It's getting better with every listen. It may be my favorite song of the year so far.

daavid, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:41 (six years ago) link

It really is so good.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:42 (six years ago) link

I especially love the pitch-shifting 'strings'

daavid, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:43 (six years ago) link

Just listened to it three times in a row, agree with daavid it's probably the best thing I've heard so far this year.

ewar woowar (or something), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:42 (six years ago) link

the songs are long - "Exploitation" cracks nine minutes acc to itunes

Anyway this song is great!

Simon H., Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:55 (six years ago) link

Going Fishing travels so many places in six minutes. I typically have "long-song ADD" but I sort of trust her to not let me down in this regard.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:03 (six years ago) link

I like that it works out she's spent one year per song on this new album. Judging by Gone Fishing this album is going to be worth the wait.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:52 (six years ago) link

http://www.factmag.com/2015/02/23/roisin-murphy-release-jealousy-12-crosstown-rebels/

"Ahead of Hairless Toys, her first solo album in eight years, Róisín Murphy has recorded a club-focused 12″ for Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label."

There's not really much to the "house mix," a youtube of which is embedded at that link, but I'm quite interested in hearing the "disco mix".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 February 2015 21:52 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

somehow only just heard "jealousy" - it's amazing, both mixes, actually much more so than "gone fishing" which underwhelmed a bit in the end

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:16 (six years ago) link

And here's Exploitation... http://pitchfork.com/news/58951-roisin-murphy-shares-exploitation/

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:22 (six years ago) link

Don't know if it's amazing or insane. Or both.

daavid, Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:45 (six years ago) link

Murphy occupies a unique position, the gay diva with a library, reclining before floor-to-ceiling shelves in interviews. Shes a nutter but she's our nutter.

You and your damn elves, I'm sick of it! (Sanpaku), Friday, 27 March 2015 01:22 (six years ago) link

I've probably said that about the Unabomber on other forums.

I'm a softer being.

You and your damn elves, I'm sick of it! (Sanpaku), Friday, 27 March 2015 01:25 (six years ago) link

(comma, after momentary sobriety), now.

You and your damn elves, I'm sick of it! (Sanpaku), Friday, 27 March 2015 01:28 (six years ago) link

I want to like the disco mix of "Jealousy" but hearing the sampled guitar from Ahzz's "New York's Moving" without the synths is killing me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud2epRXRFmU

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:57 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The album is out there now. It's really beautiful.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 12 April 2015 16:55 (six years ago) link

oooh yes!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2015 16:57 (six years ago) link

I'm still absorbing it but there are definitely a bunch of OMFG moments

bae sremmurd (monotony), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:32 (six years ago) link

Video for "Exploitation"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSwFsPCeJ4#t=143

daavid, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:50 (six years ago) link

that video makes me want a boiled egg

cerealbar, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:56 (six years ago) link

album version is too long though (maybe)

cerealbar, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:58 (six years ago) link

this bangs and is weird

i.e. in character

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 April 2015 23:52 (six years ago) link

I can't unsee Dolores O'Riordan.

StanM, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 01:52 (six years ago) link

i really don't know what i think of the album yet but it feels like she's tiptoeing around the concept somewhat. which she should, to be fair, because it's a minefield, but it ends up so careful. some very impressive moments w/r/t structure, arrangements etc but she never goes for it at any point? when "jealousy" comes on afterwards it feels a billion times more alive.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:57 (six years ago) link

think the restraint contributes to the anxiety and tension kinda running unbrokenly through the whole record

"jealousy" is great obv but a different thing

re: the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLoyu9PcmBc

bae sremmurd (monotony), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:32 (six years ago) link

think the restraint contributes to the anxiety and tension kinda running unbrokenly through the whole record

i think it comes at the expense of any real emotional pull tbh. it's a very tasteful and accomplished concept album but it feels like RM knew that the entire thing had to be handled with care - straight white woman makes album explicitly and entirely about gay black men's experiences, how could it possibly go wrong - and it ended up a touch too sensitive, maybe. idk, i'm still getting to grips with it but i'm not exactly drawn to put it on much, and when i do i find myself appreciating it on a head level way more than on a heart level.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:10 (six years ago) link

haven't yet seen an interview with her, would have pitched but it's not as if i know a huge amount about the paris is burning era either, lol

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:11 (six years ago) link

I was about to ask: where are you getting the info about the album? I'd love to read it.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:20 (six years ago) link

the initial press bumpf i presume, not any in-depth feature

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:23 (six years ago) link

yeah the press release she wrote:

This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music's origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. 'I had to run this far from home' - it's about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag 'Ball' scene of New York in the ‘80s. 'Will we live on? The children of La Beija' refers to the 'house' of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren's song on the same subject 'Deep In Vogue'. The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned 'Gone Fishing' almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one's own world, a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:23 (six years ago) link

straight white woman makes album explicitly and entirely about gay black men's experiences

afaict this only applies to "gone fishing"

i haven't studied the lyrics or anything but she seems to return to those themes pretty consistently throughout

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:31 (six years ago) link

hm well neither have i tbh

also it feels very weird at a time when the ballroom scene seems so healthy for RM to reference it so explicitly as an influence but not go anywhere near it sonically

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:39 (six years ago) link

Murphy's seems to have been adopted by the transgenderqueer (etc., I don't keep up) community for a while.

Dreyfuss levels of hopeless romantic (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:56 (six years ago) link

's (Video is one of several unofficial fan videos for "Simulation" featuring trangender peeps - parts might be unsafe for some workplaces)

Dreyfuss levels of hopeless romantic (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:59 (six years ago) link

i feel like the new record is kind of a sister (or cousin) to last year's mr twin sister album

j. winters (josh), Sunday, 19 April 2015 19:04 (five years ago) link

Hmm, hadn't thought about that, but makes sense on the surface.

I'm definitely a fan of the straightforwardness of Overpowered. This one takes more dedication to love, like Ruby Blue did imo.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 April 2015 04:05 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

been listening to this a lot lately and came across a track-by-track where she basically confirms that only "gone fishing" is about balling, the rest is about her strange interior life. was surprised to find out "exploitation" is literally about sex but in retrospect it's obvious

anyway this is still one of my favorite records of the year, though it makes more sense as a follow up to ruby blue than overpowered. "unputdownable" prob one of my favorite love songs of all time at this point

Nobody in my family asked me what I was playing, even though one by one as they entered the room they started dancing.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 12:52 (six months ago) link

Róisín’s hosting a Tim’s Twitter Listening Party thing on the album as I type.

Jeff W, Thursday, 8 October 2020 20:16 (six months ago) link

So here we are, an album listening party. Although this record draws on disco, dance club culture, past present and future. It is very much an album, deliberately so. The songs have been edited, dubbed out and segued together to create an album listening experience.

It’s not a record for the club, it’s for this purpose that we are about to partake in……

Many of you will know that I made this record with my old friend, long time music brother Richard Barratt aka Parrot aka Crooked Man. We also had Fat Dave at the controls and on guitar and keys. Let’s just take a moment to big him up.

In so many ways this record represents a return to something for me. To Sheffield, to the music scene that made me, a return to the soul of the dance floor.

Finally, I get an intro suitable for a queen. I feel my story is still untold but I’ll make my own happy ending. Mission statement for sure.

Simulation

Written ten years ago, released on Permanent Vacation in 2012. The backing track for Simulation was given to me straight after I finished Overpowered, along with a handful more. Most of which have actually found their way on the album, that is to say this record was already a pretty fully-formed entity ten years ago. It was there on paper.

The high hats!

Simulation is one of my favourite things that I’ve ever done. It’s spectral in its range of frequencies. There’s real dark darkness and real ecstatic euphoria.

Aye not a bad way to make an entrance! #youalrightlove?

Taking you out of the sweat up and over into a kind of utopia. Love yourself people!! 🥰

Kingdom Of Ends

One of the last things completed for the album, certainly tinged with the feelings of the moment, it having been written in lockdown. There’s a theme going through the record ‘is that all there is?’ Not very original, but prescient.

This song is a kind of dedication to Mark Fisher, I’ve used many of the phrases he uses in his writing in this song and his pre-occupations of the end of desire and the end of capitalism. I’m deliberately trying to channel Bryan Ferry in places here.

Mark Fisher had me as the last princess of glam. Which perhaps I am?

My manager is also a fantastic singer and she can heard in the ecstatic backing vocals. Lockdown brought some of the best out of all of us.

Parrot in my hanging chair back in the day! #SHEFFEEELLLL #TimsTwitterListeningParty pic.twitter.com/ILV6kBrJuf

— Róisín Murphy (@roisinmurphy) October 8, 2020

Something More

Lovely new intro on this version, what what??!
And the new Exorcist tubular bells I love

This is the only time I've ever asked someone to write for me. To be honest Murphy’s Law was such a good song, I wanted to take the pressure off myself by having something to match it, to balance the record. So I asked Amy Douglas to write me a song about exponential need, about wanting more and more and more.

This wonderful song was written overnight and couldn’t have been more perfect for me. It’s like having a perfect dress made. It’s couture bitches. I love you @AmyDouglasSings xxx

Shellfish Mademoiselle

What a funky funky funky Sheffield beat! I’d love to hear this on a system with friends. Our icecream’s not melted yet kids. It really is delightfully feminine this song, what a light touch Parrot has.

Squeezed a bit of microdosing in there.
Of course I wrote the lyric ‘I shouldn’t really be dancing at a time like this’ it was written in lockdown. How dare you sentence me to a lifetime without dancing, it’s a cliche I know, but hey it works......

Anyway it’s a metaphor. Full of innuendo. Wink wink. Dancing and loving. It’s about getting as much of that as possible because life’s too short.

Incapable

I always call Incapable ‘she’. It’s such a characterful track and the music is so perfectly balanced. It has great equilibrium.

It took Parrot a while to finish this cos he couldn’t imagine people dancing to a bird singing ‘I’m incapable’ !! But you know I always like to bring little EXTRA

Anyway what was I saying about her? She is rather conceited, she is saying things they don’t usually say in pop songs. It says ‘I got away with it, I’m unscathed’

We Got Together

This was a chant I did over the end of Flash of Light live. Parrot heard it and liked it and built this track around the lyric idea.

I get so much from that one little bit of lyric, we got together-that’s great, we got together in the past-I wish we could get tougher now, we all got together, we got toggery didn’t we? Or am I just imagining it?

......The meaning shifts. It’s almost impossible not to do the running man when this one comes on

But incredibly brave choices Dave and Parrot made in the studio when they built this track, what swagger!

When we found a home for this record. This delightful man believed in us and hey, look where we are. @generalisation ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aUuZd7mTmx

— Róisín Murphy (@roisinmurphy) October 8, 2020

Murphy's Law

What can I say about Murphy’s Law? I reckon it’s a stone cold classic, lads. The original version of this we were uncomfortable with, due to the high cheese levels. Nervous I should say. Although we know we were onto something good.....

Originally it was in a higher key. Wondered if that was the problem so I asked Parrot to transpose the whole thing down. I copied transposed vocal and replaced it, but we never could quite let go of this gender-bent transposed vocal. What you hear now is a blend of the two.

It just needed something a little ‘off’ to make it feel right. I love how it doesn’t take its too seriously and just sits back and relaxes in the groove.

Although we are in borderline cheese territory, somehow it remains super-cool. And if there’s going to be a law, why not Murphy’s Law? Sebi created these backing vocals, shout out going to the Big Wallop.

Game Changer

This is one of my favourites. We’re in the funky room, people are jazz dancing doing the splits and spinning on their backs. This album really is like a big building of rooms for having fun.

There is a gorgeous studio 54 space, there is a funky room, there is a UK bass sound system, there is a loft and there is a cellar - and the cellar is Sheffield. Pure and simple.

I guess it’s another song about resignation to one’s fate about succumbing, about playing with each other. I love this wailing backing vocal I managed to squeeze out, I was trying to channel Van Morrison.

Narcissus

With beautiful string arrangement by Eddie Stevens, shout going out to booze man Stevens

In the studio, it seemed the track made me think of the word Narcissus which I began to chant over it. I then had to go and look up the myth, it was then just a simple case of inhabiting the characters of Echo. I’m calling out to all those fabulous magnetic men in my life.

Not saying narcissist, just pronouncing it Narcisciss for some reason 🤔

Jealousy

Pitchfork said ‘…starts in thrall to that destructive emotion and stays there. "jealousy" she chants as if demanding her own humanity….’

What a stomper, they don’t come around like this too often, lads. This track is literally hysterical.
Get your roller-skates on and lets go round and round and round and round and round and round.

A lot of art is about an almighty struggle in the very soul of its creator, by the way. You alright, Sue?

And though this is an explosive end track, we are still left on the edge of our desire. Teetering on the edge of it. And the build is still going strong.

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Thursday, 8 October 2020 23:25 (six months ago) link

This is a simulation. This is a simulation.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 8 October 2020 23:34 (six months ago) link

thanks for taking note of all of these Sic!

piscesx, Thursday, 8 October 2020 23:45 (six months ago) link

I generally find those Tims Listening Parties irritating (they have a habit of taking over one's timeline) but these are wonderful insights into an amazing album.

This stuff seems to be getting a lot of traction in non-music-nerd settings, at least in my neighbourhood? Twice in the past few days, I've had to go by ~trouble spots for environmental sound~ (a builders' site on my road where they serenade the whole street with their music choices; an incredibly loud pumping exercise class that meets on top of the Common) and kind of bracing myself for the sensory onslaught and how bad it is going to be...

...and both spaces have beeen playing Roisin Murphy tracks the last times I have walked by? Which has been a really pleasant surprise when it's turned into music?

Branwell with an N, Friday, 9 October 2020 06:49 (six months ago) link

I've only gotten to the end of this once because I keep playing the first three tracks over and over

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 9 October 2020 23:00 (six months ago) link

Hairless Toys finally clicked for me today. It was always my least favorite of her albums but today it sounds really damn good

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:16 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Haven't followed Murphy closely but Narcissus > Jealousy bowled me over

Indexed, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 15:53 (four months ago) link

I see now Narcissus was a 2019 single and that they pushed the strings to the intro (to get this onto dancefloors?). Brilliant track.

Indexed, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:02 (four months ago) link

yes. i managed to play narcissus at the right moment in a set and it was all hands in the air.

davey, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 21:49 (four months ago) link

An earlier version was out in 2017!

huge rant (sic), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 22:32 (four months ago) link

🎄Christmas has come early🎄
Murphy’s Law rules today @BBC6Music surrender to the cheeky bum wiggling wit and disco decadence! 💜 it ...
... join @laurenlaverne @maryannehobbs @shaunwkeaveny @steve_lamacq to hear more ... #sleighhomeravesafe https://t.co/Y7yiZVWfvw

— Nemone (@nemonemetaxas) December 1, 2020

groovypanda, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 12:04 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

New Crooked Man remix of Jealousy.

huge rant (sic), Friday, 18 December 2020 20:34 (four months ago) link

Mix for Mary Ann Hobbs yesterday:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000q8x6

groovypanda, Sunday, 20 December 2020 09:45 (three months ago) link

She's also "taking over" 6Music on Tuesday

groovypanda, Sunday, 20 December 2020 09:47 (three months ago) link

😍

Are you ready to dance?

💚 Róisín Murphy's giving you a green light to lose yourself on Tuesday morning.

Listen live or rewind for 30 days on @BBCSounds https://t.co/C8pHibQcTM pic.twitter.com/qAHXu1uauB

— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) December 21, 2020

groovypanda, Monday, 21 December 2020 18:52 (three months ago) link

i'm increasingly of the opinion that the maurice fulton collabs are easily the best things she's done and that i want to like her 2020 more than i actually do (sorry to be that guy itt).

ffolkes (map), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:56 (three months ago) link

that's where I'm at too. I love her as a popstar personality but I wish she'd make another "Plaything" or "Let Me Know"

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 08:29 (three months ago) link

There's bunch of extra stuff on the iSoundser in addition to today's Róisín "takeover" broadcast.

Her main two-and-a-half-hour radio DJ set, including a 2020 Ewan Pearson mix of Happy Mondays' Hallelujah, a new Crooked Man joint and an unreleased mix of Jealousy:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qkbx

A 1-hour Hot Chip DJ mix commissioned by Roisin:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qzj5

and from the archives, all an hour long:

Róisín live in March 2020:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qhkw

Her doing an hour of radio in Iggy Pop's slot last year:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qvks

Talking through musical milestones in her life*, recorded in 2016:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06dclbz

And a retrospective made up of old interviews & records:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qhkq

*She also picked Weatherall's 2011 version of this to be repeated over the air today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z7hx0

huge rant (sic), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 10:46 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I wonder how cool Murphy's golden dove badge was before Lady Gaga ripped it off?

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:06 (two months ago) link

There was a big compare/contrast blog post circa 2009, showing various Roisin fits and later Gaga ones.

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:18 (two months ago) link

Have just realised the track I was planning on voting for in the poll wasn't even nominated 🤦‍♂️

groovypanda, Thursday, 21 January 2021 08:34 (two months ago) link

Just vote for Murphy's Law then 👍

or something, Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:18 (two months ago) link

that's what i did when i had the same realization

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 21 January 2021 14:22 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

i'm trying to find out who played the piano on the cosmodelica remix of murphy's law.

i'm just finding out that cosmodelica is one colleen murphy, who has what looks like a high-profile radio show. i wonder if she played it. anyone know?

map ca. 1890 (map), Monday, 8 March 2021 20:07 (one month ago) link

almost certainly Darren Morris

armoured van, Holden (sic), Monday, 8 March 2021 20:30 (one month ago) link

THANK YOU!!!

now that looks like an interesting body of work...

map ca. 1890 (map), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:47 (one month ago) link

Assuming that's the same Colleen Murphy who worked regularly with David Mancuso? xps

groovypanda, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:27 (one month ago) link

Yep!

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:24 (one month ago) link

jealousy
jealousy
jealousy
jealousy
JEALOUSY
JEALOUSY
JEALOUSY
JEA-LOU-SEEEEEEE

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:38 (one month ago) link

Never made that connection between Cosmo and Cosmodelica!

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 15:58 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o9esb6yMwc

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 March 2021 09:53 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUJnjNR_dnQ

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 March 2021 09:54 (one month ago) link

ok now i want a roisin album that has spanish guitar everywhere

ufo, Thursday, 11 March 2021 10:49 (one month ago) link

these are really great acoustic versions

ufo, Thursday, 11 March 2021 10:51 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/roisin-murphy-announces-new-album-crooked-machine-shares-assimilation/

remix album crooked machine out in a few weeks. "assimilation" sounds pretty good!

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:09 (one week ago) link

i'm ready

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:13 (one week ago) link

nice

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:25 (one week ago) link

i hope one of these is an extended version of 'shellfish mademoiselle'

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:27 (one week ago) link

Holy shit, that Simulation redo is incredible!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTuHdqMRDBM

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:33 (one week ago) link

God bless her

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 16:03 (one week ago) link

remix album crooked machine out in a few weeks.

dangit now I have to retitle my compilation of the 20-50 minutes per single of crooked mixes

(nb Crooked Man topped 50min of remixes on his own 2016 single Happiness, including a 14-minute "24-inch" version that plays like a classic disco arrangement with natural builds and peaks)


BTW there was a third part to those "live, up a tree in Ibiza" videos, uploaded a week later:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlfdU-jslm4

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:19 (one week ago) link

oh man, so good

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:28 (one week ago) link

i hope one of these is an extended version of 'shellfish mademoiselle'

Kingdom of Machines - KINGDOM OF ENDS
Echo Returns - NARCISSUS
Capable Rhythm - INCAPABLE
Assimilation - SIMULATION
Crooken Machine - ??
Less is More - SOMETHING MORE
Name Changer - GAME CHANGER
We are the Law - MURPHY'S LAW
Hardcore Jealousy - JEALOUSY

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:44 (one week ago) link

"Crooken Machine" is actually titled "Crooken Madame" so that would be SHELLFISH MADEMOISELLE

winters (josh), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 19:24 (one week ago) link

so, these are all brand new, not previous mixes/versions?

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 19:46 (one week ago) link

ta josh!

none of these have the same names as previously-released mixes, and it's very on-brand for Parrot to remix the entire album again.

Narcissus with the RTE concert orchestra

She managed another couple of live TV appearances between lockdowns last year too.

Murphy's Law on the Graham Norton Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PYHxliMtWM

Incapable with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Jools Holland's Hootenanny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87XX0qI5tew

and a cover of Let's Dance, also with the big band and Jools:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjEveAgI6MY

plus an acoustic session / interview for Esquire, with the same guitarist as her at-home acoustic videos, doing the three Roisin Machine songs they did amongst those. which we didn't clock itt!:

Incapable
Murphy's Law
Something More
Golden Era / Familar Feeling
The Time Is Now

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 20:31 (one week ago) link

i like "assimilation" more than "simulation"! excited for this

ufo, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 20:48 (one week ago) link

same!

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 21:14 (one week ago) link


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