Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance release their new single Hold That Line on all digital platforms on Friday June 24. The track is the first to be taken from their forthcoming second album, Republic of the Weird, due this autumn.
To coincide with the release, frontman, writer and spoken word performer Cursed Murphy – Peter to his friends – will make a solo appearance at the Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club, Dublin, on Friday, June 24, and the Duncairn, Belfast, Saturday, June 25, alongside Stephen James Smith, Nandi Jola and other artists. The shows are part of the First Fortnight initiative, promoting mental health in the arts.
Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance released their eponymous debut album in July 2020. It received stunning reviews from the Irish Times, RTE, Hot Press and the Sunday Times among other publications, as well as national Irish airplay from Paul McLoone, Dan Hegarty, The John Creedon Show, Late Date and Arena. The album also generated huge acclaim internationally, featuring on BBC NI, the Global Garage radio show, the Big Slice (UK) and in the French mag Muzzart.
It was voted No. 2 album of the year by readers of The Last Mixed Tape, and No. 1 album of the year by Mike’s Music Express on Dundalk FM. In September 2021 the collective played Wuppertal and Berlin in Germany as part of the travelling Here/There exhibition, supported by Culture Ireland. More recently they played a sold-out show in Wexford Opera House with guests Basciville and Stephen James Smith, with whom Peter recorded a collaborative EP, Tell It to A Tree, released last December.
Hold That Line is out on Friday and will be available to stream across all platforms.