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 (three years ago) Permalink

*punches air*

Ottbot jr (NickB), Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:18 (three years ago) Permalink

2015 is sure making up for 2014 isn't it

katherine, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:04 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:16 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

It really is so good.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I especially love the pitch-shifting 'strings'

daavid, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:43 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Anyway this song is great!

Simon H., Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:55 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:22 (three years ago) Permalink

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

daavid, Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:45 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

(comma, after momentary sobriety), now.

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 12 April 2015 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

oooh yes!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2015 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

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

bae sremmurd (monotony), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Video for "Exploitation"

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

daavid, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:50 (three years ago) Permalink

that video makes me want a boiled egg

cerealbar, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:56 (three years ago) Permalink

album version is too long though (maybe)

cerealbar, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:58 (three years ago) Permalink

this bangs and is weird

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Monday, 13 April 2015 21:25 (three years ago) Permalink

i.e. in character

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

I can't unsee Dolores O'Riordan.

StanM, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 01:52 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:30 (three years ago) Permalink

"jealousy" is great obv but a different thing

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:30 (three years ago) Permalink

re: the video

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

bae sremmurd (monotony), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:32 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:23 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

afaict this only applies to "gone fishing"

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

hm well neither have i tbh

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:36 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

'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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:29 (three years ago) Permalink

isn't that Gladys Knight's voice?

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:27 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah looks like it is - totally mistook it for roisin

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:34 (five months ago) Permalink

that really does sound a lot like roisin though tbh

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:05 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

All My Dreams/Innocence, the first of four 12" singles produced by Maurice Fulton, is now available to preorder from @TheVinylFactory on beautifully artworked 12" vinyl here: https://t.co/pDdyiNNC4m Vinyl is released on 18th May along with the first of a series of visuals...

— Roisin Murphy (@roisinmurphy) May 3, 2018

groovypanda, Thursday, 3 May 2018 08:54 (four months ago) Permalink

It was premiered on Nemone's radio show yesterday. It sounded really good - probably the most "pop" thing either of them have done in a good while.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:37 (four months ago) Permalink

that's out digitally now and both tracks rule

ufo, Saturday, 5 May 2018 03:31 (four months ago) Permalink

oh boy

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 03:45 (four months ago) Permalink

wow they’re both great

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 04:05 (four months ago) Permalink

i can’t wait to make these singles my arbitrary album of the year

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 04:05 (four months ago) Permalink

£20 for a single? £80 for an eight track album is taking the piss.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 5 May 2018 11:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Of the two, I think I prefer 'Innocence'

Jeff W, Saturday, 5 May 2018 14:53 (four months ago) Permalink

I would bet this turns into an album, the same way Sequins did

boxedjoy, Saturday, 5 May 2018 17:37 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm just now listening to these

!!!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2018 21:38 (four months ago) Permalink

i can’t wait to make these singles my arbitrary album of the year

^

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2018 21:38 (four months ago) Permalink

There's nothing arbitrary about it, surely. When they're all out that's an album. I'm sure it will be sold as such post-vinyl release.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 7 May 2018 00:42 (four months ago) Permalink

lol i briefly forgot that sequins turned into ruby blue so i trust y’all

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 May 2018 00:51 (four months ago) Permalink

The ep is good - very electro - do you like my tight sweater cubes

Dyslexicon (Ross), Monday, 7 May 2018 05:06 (four months ago) Permalink

I think I prefer Innocence but I also think at this point I prefer Maurice Fulton to Roisin Murphy

boxedjoy, Monday, 7 May 2018 16:38 (four months ago) Permalink

She reminds me of mike Patton in her dismantling of styles

Dyslexicon (Ross), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 07:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Take her up to Monto is all time

perpetual motion machine (Ross), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 07:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Was loving that Seinfeld bass on house of glass remix so more of that on all my dreams is alright by me

perpetual motion machine (Ross), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 02:34 (four months ago) Permalink

another new about 32 mins into this:

https://www.nts.live/shows/test-pressing/episodes/test-pressing-12th-may-2018

the whole project feels very "Seventh Heaven" doesn't it

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 08:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Sounds a lot like Maurice Fulton's prior work with Kathy Diamond on Miss Diamond to You (2006).

Microtransgressions as a Business Model (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:00 (four months ago) Permalink

pointless anecdote but i met kathy diamond at a carboot fair last summer. would never have recognised her but she was selling a load of household things - furniture and stuff like that - and on the ground under a table i spotted a pile of about 20 records which turned out to be all the last remaining copies of her debut 12" so i was all 'ah wait a second, is this you!?'

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:39 (four months ago) Permalink

I always think of the first Kathy Diamond album as being very weightless and floaty in a different way to this. I love her, everything she sings on is instantly brilliant. What did she say when you realised it was her? I heard she had been very ill for a few years.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:41 (four months ago) Permalink

oh i just asked her some fairly boring general questions about making music cos unfortunately my knowledge of her music is about as deep as an ant's bathtub. all that was running through my mind was 'oooh I seen your name! On ILX!'

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:54 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Plaything: like
Like: like!

Jeff W, Friday, 22 June 2018 20:54 (three months ago) Permalink

What is this???

mind how you go (Ross), Saturday, 23 June 2018 13:28 (two months ago) Permalink

wow @ "plaything"

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

'plaything' is catnip for me

i want to get cancer (map), Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Damn

mind how you go (Ross), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

not as good as the last few but what would be

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

the new songs are all good while yr listening but unmemorable.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Sunday, 24 June 2018 22:32 (two months ago) Permalink

that's how I felt about her last albums but I'm the opposite with these singles, they are much more direct and distinctive

boxedjoy, Monday, 25 June 2018 07:27 (two months ago) Permalink

^ take her up to monto is great

mind how you go (Ross), Monday, 25 June 2018 09:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I feel the opposite to you boxedjoy

All my dreams is a little too agitated for me unless I’m in the right mood. I mean Fulton was a good choice but his house of glass remix is superior imo

Hairless toys freak

mind how you go (Ross), Monday, 25 June 2018 10:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Owch that should say for the win

mind how you go (Ross), Monday, 25 June 2018 10:24 (two months ago) Permalink

freak

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 11:08 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

legend

eris (Ross), Thursday, 2 August 2018 22:31 (one month ago) Permalink

loving the EPs released this year - hope she does a full length soon or a LP with Fulton, they have serious chemistry

Ross, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:38 (one month ago) Permalink

based on her recent interviews that doesn't seem to be a space she's right now

Number None, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

*space she's in

Number None, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean we're basically getting a full album's worth of material from her this year

ufo, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 23:31 (one month ago) Permalink

mix six six six

http://www.factmag.com/2018/08/13/roisin-murphy-fact-mix-moloko/

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 19 August 2018 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

While I'm not terribly familiar with the Fulton collaboration EPs, I believe that's a new Murphy/Fulton track at 37:40.

Roomba with an attitude (Sanpaku), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry, that's just Jackie Moore - "This Time Baby" (1979), not listed in the track listing.

Sadly shows how shallow my disco knowledge is, despite decades of interest.

Roomba with an attitude (Sanpaku), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3rRS9OBSGw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRwXPxtrfsc

especially liking Can't Hang On but these are both great

ufo, Friday, 14 September 2018 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Both have huge instant appeal.

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink


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