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Murphy’s Lore

In this era of concert tickets keeping musicians financially solvent it’s more common for an international artist to tour Australia too often than not often enough. The Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy is an exception to that trend – the former Moloko frontwoman hasn’t headlined a show in this country in about a decade.

Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy.

Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy.

While her studio output has been sparse, those 10 years have nonetheless been transformational for Murphy. She’s now one of the most compelling voices in electronic music, taking the genre to contrasting extremes so that club beats are reborn as pocket symphonies and art-rock’s gilded past finds a new form. After 2016’s masterful Take Her Up to Monto album, Murphy has just released an elegiac new single, Incapable, and been confirmed as part of December’s Meredith Music Festival bill. The newly announced sideshows are at The Forum, Melbourne on Sunday, December 15 and the Enmore Theatre, Sydney on Tuesday, December 17. For full details see frontiertouring.com/roisinmurphy.

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