Rock am Ring

The summer festival fever has begun and it's clear Roisin Murphy is part of it.

Before she makes her way to Scotland for this year's Rock Ness festival, Roisin will climb the stage at Germany's Rock am Ring. The annual festival takes place June 6-8 in the Nürburg ring, a famous motor sport race track in the Eifel.

You can order your tickets from Tickets Per Post.

Parallel Lives

Graphic illustrator Cyrilius has made an amazing flash video for the Roisin Murphy - Richard X collaboration Parallel Lives, one of the Overpowered bonus tracks.

You can check Cyrilius' video out here.


Roisin in Estonia

A picture of Roisin in the Estonian capital Tallin last night, courtesy of ksjusha.

Blog reader Kadri attended the concert in the Rock Café: "This is one of the best concerts I've ever been to...maybe the best. The show was good and she sounded absolutely great live".

Kadri also uploaded two short clips on YouTube: Cry Baby & Roisin doing a little dance.


Warsaw 26/01/08

Roisin delivered a great performance in the Polish capital Warsaw last night (picture taken by o!zbyszek).

For those of you who master the Polish language, there's a full review of the show on the music blog 7kettles.com.

Update: see comments for a translation of the review, courtesy of blog reader Mimi Zeta Jones.

Where's your head at?

Check out this video of Roisin crowd surfing her way to endless tears, forever joy in Berlin the other night. Let's hope it wasn't a one off.


Roisin in Krakow

Kaska Paluch from www.80bpm.net took this picture of Roisin performing in the Polish city Krakow last night. You can see more here.

Berliner Zeitung review

Blog reader Michael sent me this review of Roisin's show in the German capital Berlin, taken from local newspaper Berliner Zeitung.


Rock Ness 2008

Roisin Murphy is set to perform in Loch Ness, Scotland this summer at the third Rock Ness music festival, which takes places over the weekend of June 08 & 09. Other confirmed acts for this year's edition of the festival are David Guetta, Fatboy Slim and CSS.

Tickets go on sale from 9.00 tomorrow morning and are available from ticketline.co.uk.

Roisin to perform at Elle award show

According to pr-inside.com, Roisin will write history by being the first artist to ever perform at the Elle Style Awards in London next month:

Singer Roisin Murphy will treat fashion fans to a very special performance, the first ever musical accompaniment at the Elle Style Awards.

The Overpowered singer will perform at the British magazine's 11th annual ceremony next month, which celebrates the best from the worlds of fashion, film, television and music.

The Elle Style Awards 2008 take place on 12 February in London.

Live in Prague

A lovely picture of Roisin's show in Prague last night, courtesy of Flickr user S-Sanytch. Click here for more.


YKMB release pushed back

According to UK music industry weekly Music Week, the release date of You Know Me Better has been pushed back from late February to early March.

Roisin's label EMI has not yet confirmed the date or any other details about the release, which is the third single lifted from the Overpowered album.

Black Ruby

Four more pictures from the Ruby Blue era.


The Czech capital Prague is warming up for Roisin's gig in the Roxy tomorrow night:

Local Roisin Murphy fans finally get their day as the ex-Moloko vox and pride of County Wicklow resurrects her European tour (curtailed last fall when she suffered an eye injury onstage in Moscow). The diva of electronic funk-pop and eccentric fashion will no doubt offer generous and, we hope, accident-free lashings of her latest album, Overpowered, freshly shortlisted for Ireland's Choice Music Award.

From praguemonitor.com.


Hit the road Ro

From tomorrow Roisin will once again hit the roads of Europe to do a couple of live shows. Some of the dates were previously cancelled as a result of her accident in Moscow last October.

Starting with a gig in Berlin's Kesselhaus, Roisin will perform at the following venues:

24/01 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Repbulic
25/01 - Klub Studio, Krakow, Poland
26/01 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
28/01 - Dream Factory, Riga, Latvia
29/01 - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
30/01 - House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland

To celebrate Roisin's tour, here are some great video's of the opening of her show in Barcelona last month...

> Cry Baby

> You Know Me Better

> Checkin' On Me


YKMB top track of the year

According to music site Electronically Yours, You Know Me Better is the best nu-electro track from the past year.

Here's what they have to say about Roisin's upcoming single:

Soon to be released as a single and quite rightly so, You Know Me Better is Overpowered's most seductive offering - it's a single that will stay with you for life. Roisin's passionate and powerful vocals with warm Roland SH101 analogue layers is one of the best electro combinations since Yazoo and EY. Simply can't get enough of this track.

Roisin really should be as big as the likes of Rihana and Robyn and You Know Me Better is good enough to challenge both of them.

Eternal brilliance and this track will get you all dancing at the next EY event...


Red hot Ruby

Roisin at the bookies

Roisin Murphy's album Overpowered is third favourite to win this year's Choice Music Prize. Bookmaker Paddy Power have installed Roisin at 5/1. She shares the position with fellow nominee Adrian Crowley. Delorentos and Cathy Davey are at 11/4 and 5/2 respectively.

Do you want to place your bet on Roisin? Click here to do so.


Never mind the Buzzcocks

Roisin appeared on BBC show Never Mind the Buzzcocks the other night. Check out the program below (in 3 parts).


Ruby, we used to love you truly

These lovely pictures of Roisin are from 2005. Various photos from the same shoot were used in magazines to promote her first solo album Ruby Blue. There's plenty more coming soon...


Overpowered nominated for Irish album of 2007

The shortlist for the Choice Music Prize: Irish Album of the Year 2007 has been announced and Roisin Murphy's Overpowered is one of the ten albums on the list.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of twelve Irish music media professionals and the overall winner will be chosen by this panel at the Choice Music Prize event at Vicar Street, Dublin on 27 February. Should Roisin win the prize she will receive €10,000, as well as a specially commissioned award.

From Monday 14/01 you can buy tickets for this event via ticketmaster.ie.


YKMB artwork news

A new Roisin Murphy single release always promises some amazing artwork. I can now reveal that the cover of You Know Me Better will look something like this picture.

Don't you believe me? Well then click here to watch an exclusive backstage video of the photo shoot, which took place in a London pub last spring. It was part of Roisin's famous collaboration with graphic designer/artist Scott King and photographer Jonathan De Villiers.


Two old pictures of Roisin

Blog reader Betty sent me these two pictures. They were taken sometime in 2005 at the opening of an exhibition.

Picture #1: Roisin Murphy & Simon Henwood (her partner)

Picture #2: Roisin & unknown gentleman


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all Miss Murphy devotees! Keep checking this space in 2008 for all things Roisin Murphy.

PS: Thanks for all the positive feedback you have sent me since I started this blog in July. It makes it all worthwhile!