About Róisín Murphy
Róisín Marie Murphy is an Irish singer-songwriter and record producer. She first became known in the 1990s as one-half of the UK trip hop duo Moloko with her partner Mark Brydon. After the breakup of Moloko, Murphy embarked on a solo career, releasing her debut solo album, Ruby Blue, written and produced with experimental musician Matthew Herbert, to critical praise in 2005. Her second solo album, Overpowered, was released in 2007. After an eight-year hiatus (which nonetheless included several singles, vocal features, and side projects), her third album Hairless Toys was released in 2015; it was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. The following year, she released her fourth album Take Her Up to Monto. Throughout her career, she has received critical praise for her idiosyncratic music, fashion, and performance sensibilities. Her last album, Róisín Machine, which saw her depart from her previous influences and go for a more dance-oriented nu-disco sound, received critical acclaim upon its release, ranking among the best albums of 2020 by several publications. Commercially, Róisín Machine became Murphy’s highest-charting album in both Ireland and the UK, debuting at number five and number 14 respectively. A remix album, Crooked Machine, was released on 30 April 2021.