Tuesday 17 October 2017

Spotify playlist: A look at the work of Roisin Murphy

Roisin Murphy: The former Moloko frontwoman's solo album is terrific
Roisin Murphy: The former Moloko frontwoman's solo album is terrific

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At the end of the month, the stylish singer Róisín Murphy, returns with her first new solo material in quite a while. The Mi Senti EP is a six-track collection of classic Italian pop songs of the 60s and 70s, and one original. With Murphy, you come to expect the unexpected. Here are ten highlights from an illustrious career.

Róisín Murphy

Overpowered

The title track from her second solo album released in 2007, which had a disco/electro vibe.

Moloko

Fun For Me

Murphy famously chatted up Mark Brydon with the line "do you like my tight sweater?" which later became the title of Moloko's debut album.

Moloko

The Time Is Now

This song was accepted by football fans everywhere when it became the theme tune to Sky Sports' Sunday Premier League coverage.

Handsome Boy Modeling School

The Truth

One of the first collaborations of many, this appearance alongside J-Live on Dan the Automator and Prince Paul's themed rap album So... How's Your Girl? was a stroke of genius.

Moloko

Sing It Back

This became Murphy's biggest hit in 1999 when it was remixed by DJ Boris Dlugosch who gave the album version a disco sheen.

Boris Dlugosch

Never Enough

Murphy returned the favour of chart success to Dlugosch, featuring on the German's 2001 single.

Moloko

Pure Pleasure Seeker

From the band's second album Things To Make And Do released in 2000, which featured more of a live band feel. Listen to those horns.

Róisín Murphy

Let Me Know

Another Overpowered cut, the video for this track featured Murphy wearing a serious hat while dancing in a diner.

Róisín Murphy

Momma's Place

A one-off single from 2010, features lyrics which serve as a forewarning to her just-born child Clodagh that her ma knows all the tricks.

Róisín Murphy

So Into You

A jazzy electronic number from Murphy's experimental 2005 debut album Ruby Blue.

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First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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