Today Róisín Murphy returns with a new single, ‘Murphy’s Law’, produced once again by long time collaborator DJ Parrot, on the eve of Murphy’s headline slot at BBC 6 Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse on March 7th. The pair continue to showcase their Midas touch, following 2019’s Q Magazine ‘Single of the Year’ nominated “Incapable” which burned up clubs across the globe, and the string-drenched strut of “Narcissus”. “Murphy’s Law” has a kind of easy-listening disco energy and showcases classic songcraft – weirdly for Róisín, there’s nothing weird about it!
“Murphy’s Law is our crack at a straight-up, straightforward, no-frills, disco standard.” Róisín explains, “ Oh and it’s the story of my life. It’s about the nature of the past, it’s often a difficult thing to outrun but it can also be quite comforting… When is it valuable heritage, and when is it something that’s holding you back? Time and time again I return to Sheffield and my friends there. I go when I need to reconnect to a scene and to music that’s about something! And to feel the belonging. “
Listen to ‘Murphy’s Law’ – BELOW:
Richard Barratt AKA DJ Parrot is a pioneer of electronic music, one of the first people to bring house and techno to British audiences. The collaborative friendship between the two artists has sustained over decades. “My association with Parrot goes way back to the beginning of my life in music. I moved from Manchester to Sheffield when I was 19 and right from the off I became part of a close-knit music-scene of which Parrot was an integral part. I worked with him first on a project called Spook, a deep house cover-version of Grace Jones ‘s Feel-Up and later with Pulp, on a version of E’s and Wizz. And then again with All Seeing Eye and Tony Christy. Parrot also contributed a good deal to my album Overpowered,” Róisín elaborates.
In recent years this partnership has taken the form of 2012’s “Simulation” and 2015’s “Jealousy”, followed by the aforementioned singles released last year, all master-classes in house and disco. Now there is a palpable sense of culmination building around the pair; expect a full-length album in the summer encompassing all these iconic singles and brand new tracks…
An inimitable live performer, Murphy has recently played some of the best festivals in the European calendar, a night of legend in Berghain’s infamous Panorama Bar, Homoelectric Presents Homobloc and her first Australian shows in a decade last December. 2020 is shaping up to be another stellar year.
March 7th 6 Music Festival, London Roundhouse UK
April 4th Duel Beat, Naples Italy
June 13th Parklife, Manchester UK
June 21st Body and Soul, West Meath Ireland
July 17th Gurten Festival Bern, Switzerland
July 19th Melt festival, City of Iron, Germany
July 26th Bluedot festival Jodrell Bank, UK
July 31st Watt En Schlick, Varel, Germany