RÓISÍN MURPHY

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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 (two years ago) Permalink

that's correct Alfred. The accents indicate an elongated vowel sound

Number None, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

whoa take her up to monto is really great. sort of like if all the weird sui generis organically sprouting ideas of hairless toys were pushed even further and the carefulness abandoned

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 11:24 (one year ago) Permalink

^^^ yep

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 August 2016 12:40 (one year ago) Permalink

like the surprise groove in "evil eyes" but happening all the time

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 August 2016 12:41 (one year ago) Permalink

it's all much more labyrinthine than the way most of the tracks on Hairless Toys would slowly unfold. i don't enjoy it quite as much but it's definitely an incredible 2 hours or so that have come from those sessions

ufo, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 13:03 (one year ago) Permalink

This album just gets better and better. Lip Service is my current favourite. I keep getting it stuck in my head.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 14 August 2016 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

It really does get better and better.
That bit in the middle of 'Thoughts Wasted' when the flutey noises start poppin' and the male vocal accompanies her is #1.

Serious contender for best of the year.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Fuck, she's brilliant.

Ross, Sunday, 30 October 2016 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i know right?

piscesx, Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

I seriously regret not seeing her in Chicago in November. I didn't take to Take Her Up to Monto as much as Hairless Toys, but I think I need to spend more time with it.

Wozniak on Kimye's Baby (jaymc), Saturday, 7 January 2017 07:52 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Love the moment on "Uninvited guests" where the devil may care slacker vibe turns into a gorgeous wide screen bridge. Roisin excels at these emotional shifts in songs, sections that change your perception of the narrative

In a slipshod style (Ross), Saturday, 9 December 2017 19:19 (five months ago) Permalink

*guest

In a slipshod style (Ross), Saturday, 9 December 2017 19:19 (five months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

dunno if people caught this news but roisin is on two tracks on the forthcoming dj koze album. one of them can be heard here:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/tracks/899282

pretty good i think!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 12 March 2018 13:43 (two months ago) Permalink

that's dope

seeing aliens is also good (no dj koze thread?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyvBM1SECS0

tinnitus the night (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

jfc new rousin murphy too, 2018 is attempting to be the greatest year for music in some time

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 18:13 (two months ago) Permalink

*roisin

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 18:13 (two months ago) Permalink

are you referring to the DJ Koze tracks or has something been announced??

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 16 March 2018 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

the DJ Koze tracks (which I still need to hear but that involves prying myself away from essaie pas)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 19:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Definitely worth prying from Katherine. roisin can do no wrong but the album version of seeing aliens I’d probably better tbh (cut by 3 mins )

tinnitus the night (Ross), Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:26 (two months ago) Permalink

#comeandhaveadancewithyourmum

circles, Sunday, 18 March 2018 02:55 (two months ago) Permalink

has something been announced??

― joshywinty (josh), vrijdag 16 maart 2018 19:59 (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bglj35ggalG/?hl=nl

willem, Thursday, 22 March 2018 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Damn Maurice Fulton? His house of glass remix delivered

tinnitus the night (Ross), Thursday, 22 March 2018 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

My 5yo watched some Roisin Murphy videos with me last night, and now she is a full-on fan. Especially enjoys the dresses, I think.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 23 March 2018 00:04 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

DAMN roisin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE63vMzb3UE

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

isn't that Gladys Knight's voice?

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah looks like it is - totally mistook it for roisin

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:34 (one month 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 (one month 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's out digitally now and both tracks rule

ufo, Saturday, 5 May 2018 03:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh boy

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 03:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow they’re both great

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 04:05 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Of the two, I think I prefer 'Innocence'

Jeff W, Saturday, 5 May 2018 14:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

boxedjoy, Saturday, 5 May 2018 17:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm just now listening to these

!!!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2018 21:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

^

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2018 21:38 (two weeks 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

Dyslexicon (Ross), Monday, 7 May 2018 05:06 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

She reminds me of mike Patton in her dismantling of styles

Dyslexicon (Ross), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 07:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Take her up to Monto is all time

perpetual motion machine (Ross), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 07:20 (one week 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 (one week 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 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.