Creative force Róisín Murphy announces her signing to the revered record label Ninja Tune, which arrives hand-in-hand with Murphy’s first new music since 2021, “CooCool”, produced by electronic music auteur DJ Koze.
Murphy once again subverts expectations and conquers new territories with the multi-dimensional, genre-melding and alluringly soulful, “CooCool”. The cumulative brainchild of Murphy and DJ Koze and their pan-international method of working with each other, piecing together mosaic-like components until their desired sentiment was achieved, the results are quite delicious.
“Ostensibly a fragile little flower yet it has great hidden strength at the roots. There’s classic virtuosity and a lightness of touch, while DJ Koze’s hyper-modern production makes it bounce and glide. It’s a stupidly romantic little love poem. “This thing is way beyond any kind of parody”. Everything in this song is true and playful. Can we fall in love and retain our sense of humour? ‘Embrace your inner child!’ Timeless, ageless, unavoidable love.” – Róisín Murphy
Listen to ‘CooCool’ – BELOW:
The new single arrives hot on the heels of Murphy’s live-show announcement at the historic Royal Albert Hall on the 11th of May, which went on to sell out within 24 hours of going on sale. Murphy will deservedly take her place among the ranks of star-studded performers that have appeared at the iconic venue over the past century. Expect her idiosyncratic vision to be brought to thrillingly vivid life within the storied surroundings, armed with a show-stopping wardrobe and an electrifying live band.
Continuously pushing boundaries in both recording and live settings, Róisín Murphy’s capacity to be an ever-evolving performer is a spectacle in itself. From live-streamed lockdown events to headline appearances at Glastonbury West Holts Stage to appearances at Homobloc, a sold-out Brixton Academy, Coachella and Primavera Sound, Murphy consistently proves to be a thrilling must-see artist in every sense of the word. This summer will further cement Murphy’s live reputation, with a festival calendar already including Melt Festival, Secret Garden Party, Mighty Hoopla, We Out Here and more.
Multi-faceted and fabulously unpredictable, Murphy’s decorated solo career has spanned 5 lauded albums, untouchable EP and single collaborations, breathtaking fashion pairings, Ibiza DJ sets, a podcast series and most recently an acting role (in 2022’s Netflix’s series ‘The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself).
Keep your eyes peeled for more music this year with producer mastermind DJ Koze…
Thu 11 May – Headline – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sun 14 May – Festival – Tecata Emblema – Mexico City, MX
Sat 20 May – Festival – Corona Capital – Guadalajara, MX
Sun 4 Jun – Festival – Mighty Hoopla – London, UK
Sat 10 Jun – Festival – Melt Festival – Berlin, DE
Sun 2 July – Headline – Trinity Summer Series – Dublin, IE
Fri 7 July – Festival – Bilbao BBK – Bilbao, ES
Sat 15 July – Festival – Gurtenfestival – Bern, CH
Fri 21 July – Festival – Blue Dot – Jodrell Bank, UK
Sun 23 July – Festival – Secret Garden Party – Abbots Ripton, UK
Sat 12 Aug – Festival – We Out Here – Wimborne, UK
Sat 26 Aug – Festival – Connect – Edinburgh, UK
Sun 27 Aug – Festival – Lost Village – Lincoln, UK