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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Roisin, you're a star

There are some major mysteries in this world I can't even begin to try and understand. For example why there only are two taps in kitchens (hot and cold water), and not one for champagne too. Or why so few people are watching Lipstick Jungle. But I think biggest mystery of all involves Roisin Murphy. I really can't figure why she hasn't reached success with her second fantastic album Overpowered. This is just beyong my understanding abilities.
If you don't know her (yet) as a solo artist, you might remember her from a band called Moloko. She was the band's vocalist. They had two very good songs back in the 90s, Sing It Back and The Time Is Now.
She released Overpowered a year ago along with a first extract of the same name, and the least you can say is that the reception was cold. However, the album is a collection of very classy and inspired electro-pop music. Roisin is like no other artist you can find at the moment. She really has a strong visual univers (see here videos below), she doesn't fit the expected "pop singer" standards, and goes way beyond. She's really different from all the slutty ones out there at the moment and yet she's got presence. Her live shows, even in the smallest venues, are filled with extravagant costumes, daring musical experimentations and an undeniable sense of rhythm. I saw her in Paris last year and it was litterally amazing.
Even though other singles were released, none of them have been successful. Her label had planned a big marketing campain to go along with her fourth (and likely last) single off the album, the wonderful Movie Star. It's undoubtedly the catchiest song on the record and was really supposed to be a hit. But appearantly, it is not. And quite frankly I've stopped believing it will be.
Anyway I can't wait to hear new material from her ! She recently covered Bryan Ferry's Slave To Love and the song was used in the Gucci perfume commercial starring James Franco, but that's not enough ! I want new, original songs !



Découvrez Róisín Murphy!




Découvrez Róisín Murphy!




Découvrez Róisín Murphy!




Découvrez Róisín Murphy!




Découvrez Róisín Murphy!






If you like Roisin's music, support her by purchasing her album (iTunes, Amazon) and seeing her live ! You won't regret it.

Oh and here's what Moloko sounded like !


Découvrez Moloko!


Découvrez Moloko!

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