• Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine

    Much of the monotonous conversation surrounding dance albums released during lockdown – be it by Lady Gaga or Disclosure – dwell on not being able to hear it in a club. While it is frustrating to not be able to go out dancing, the music is not made for just one setting. Ultimately, many will spend more time listening to dance music while going about our daily lives than at raves anyway. Róisín Murphy understands better than anyone that, with the right mindset, you can turn anywhere into a makeshift dancefloor.  Over the past few months, Murphy has shared a series…

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – September 11th

    From right across the island, here’s the very best Irish tracks of the week, featuring Róisín Murphy, Ciaran Lavery, Æ MAK, Ailbhe Reddy, Sam Comerford, Arvo Party and more Róisín Murphy – Something More (Soulwax Remix) Æ MAK – wedding day Ciaran Lavery – Count To Ten (CUT-Remix) Ailbhe Reddy – Looking Happy For Those I Love – I Have a Love Sam Comerford – Last Light Out Stillorgan by Thunderblender Arvo Party – God Is In The Window  Somebody’s Child – We Could Start a War (Le Boom Remix) Rebekah Fitch – Dust Gareth Dunlop – In a Hundred Years

  • Irish Tracks of the Week – July 31st

    It’s been another stellar week for new releases in every corner of the island. Delve into the best of the lot, featuring SOAK, Ailbhe Reddy, God Knows, Róisín Murphy, Sinead White, Fontaines D.C., Colm Warren and more SOAK ft. Gemma Doherty – I’m Alive Ailbhe Reddy – Between Your Teeth God Knows ft. BONY & MuRli – We Move The Needle Róisín Murphy – Something More Sinead White – Giant Spiders Uly – why did you go use your head? Fontaines D.C. – Love Is The Main Thing Bitch Falcon – Gaslight Colm Warren – Void KPZhhl-qJps

  • Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange, Roisin Murphy and More for Metropolis Festival

    Dublin’s annual October Bank Holiday fest Metropolis always deliver with the line-ups, and it seems that this year is going to be no exception. Ahead of many more acts to be announced, Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange, Villagers, Roisin Murphy, The Black Madonna, Young Fathers, Grandbrothers and Gwenno are amongst the first names confirmed to play the RDS across October 27-28. Promising, once more, music, performance, conversation and installation for its fourth edition, tickets go on sale at Friday, August 24 at 9am, ranging from €49.50 to €115.00. Installment plans are available.

  • Róisín Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto

    With the promotional admission that Róisín Murphy’s latest full-length album Take Her Up To Monto was born from sessions concurrent to her last LP, the faultlessly idiosyncratic Hairless Toys, the worry listeners faced was that the ‘new’ material on offer so shortly after might have been, well, old. But in typically daring fashion, what has resulted from these sessions is a collection of tracks that boasts the same verve and vibrancy as heard on Hairless Toys, but with a razor’s edge running throughout that’s explicit in differentiating THUTM from its predecessor – a feat that few manage to coherently demonstrate. The thing is though, fans can…

  • Stream: Roisin Murphy – Mastermind

    Having just announced her new album, Take Her Up To Monto – due for release on July 8 through Play It Again Sam – Roisin Murphy has unveiled the LP’s lead track, ‘Mastermind’. The album was recorded along with long-time collaborator Eddie Stevens, during the same sessions as its predecessor, the Choice & Mercury Prize-nominated Hairless Toys. Never one to ignore the bigger picture of her art, Murphy is also to self-direct each video from the record. Stream ‘Mastermind’ below: