Fireside Chat

Róisín Murphy

60 minsFirst aired 6 Aug 2018
Nicole Nodland

Blending glamorous disco-pop with eccentric electronica, the Irish vocalist and songwriter discusses inspirations, collaborations and more.

Irish vocalist and songwriter Róisín Murphy’s life took a turn one day at a party, when she met and felt a connection with music producer Mark Brydon. This creative spark was the birth of their duo Moloko. They combined elements of laid-back house, sensual disco, British trip-hop and off-kilter funk with glamorous fashion and art-rock sensibilities — the Moloko sound teased the electronic underground out into the British pop world, particularly with the chart hits “Never Enough” and “Sing It Back.” Known for her unique singing voice, cutting-edge style and commanding stage presence, Murphy had four successful albums with Moloko and has put out several solo records, working with Herbert, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Crookers, Toddla T and David Morales. In 2018, she collaborated with Maurice Fulton to release four 12”s on the Vinyl Factory label.


Interview by Florian Obkircher
Written and engineered by Marc Übel and Roland Dill
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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