Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm Ireland’s queen of the avant-garde Róisín Murphyis returning to Melbourne and Sydney this December for her first Australian headline shows in ten years.
Following her performance at Meredith Festival’s Supernatural Amphitheatre, Murphy will delight fans at The Forum in Melbourne on Sunday 15 December and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Tuesday 17 December.
As the frontwoman and one half of UK-based, alternative dance-pop duo Moloko, Murphy celebrated a successful career throughout the 90s with mixer/producer Mark Brydon and their unique electronic partnership. Across their four studio albums the duo had a number of hit singles including ‘Sing It Back’, ‘The Time Is Now’, ‘Pure Pleasure Seeker’ and ‘Indigo’. Merging their sassy, eccentric and unconventional brand of electronic music, the band became known as one of the most iconic dance acts of the era.
Since launching her solo career following the disbandment of Moloko in 2002, Murphy has revealed her wonderfully idiosyncratic music, fashion and performance sensibilities. Across her four solo studio albums, Ruby Blue, Overpowered, Hairless Toys and Take Her Up To Monto she has received widespread critical acclaim including nominations for the Mercury Music Prize and Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. She has also released a host of hit singles including ‘Overpowered’, ‘Ramalama (Bang Bang)’, ‘Dear Miami’, ‘You Know Me Better’and has collaborated with a number of musical influences including Matthew Herbert, Maurice Fulton and DJ Koze.
Transcending the barriers of genre by merging classic pop hooks, electronic, house and disco, Murphy continues to provide fans with captivating tracks including recent one-off single ‘Incapable’ (out now through Skint Records). Produced by long-time collaborator DJ Parrot aka Crooked Man, the new single is a shimmering, shuffling, club ready house track that has been met by universal acclaim.
– Pitchfork Best New Track‘Deep house meets diva house in Murphy’s eight-minute existential rapture about whether you need to have lost love to appreciate it.’ – The Guardian
‘‘Incapable’’ becomes something like a dance-floor meditation, a transportive world of swirling synths and pulsing four-to-the-floor beats. It’s the perfect song to make for this summer’s unexpected club hit.’ – Esquire
Presented by Frontier Touring
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Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 12 September (11am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 16 September (10am AEST)
Friday 13 December – Saturday 14 December*
Meredith | Meredith, Victoria
Sunday 15 December
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
Tuesday 17 December
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849