Last Friday, November 4th was the opening night of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival in Williamsburg, and it couldn’t have started in a better way than with the return of the fabulous Irish singer Roisín Murphy. After eight years of absence in NYC, she brought us her last new sophisticated album called Take Her Up To Monto and her first-ever solo North American tour, after touring in the past with her old band Moloko and played her first solo debut back 2008 at CMJ Music Marathon Festival.
With fans lining up outside 3 hours prior to her sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, anticipation built. The night began with a DJ set from Infinity Ink, followed with the glorious set fulfilled with tons of extraordinary outfits and characters that she creates to play around with us!
Her performance is definitely more than just a show. There is some theater and comedy in them. In between songs of her recent solo and past albums mixed with some tunes from the groovy Moloko, the room gets packed, happy, and full of great energy. Her fans are just amazing and kind, I have to admit.
Take Her Up To Monto was released this past July 2016 and it was recorded during the same sessions as Murphy’s 2015 album Hairless Toys with her longtime producer and collaborator Eddie Stevens. He is also touring with her at the moment.
2-Forever More (Moloko Song)
3-Dirty Monkey (Moloko Song)
5-Tight Sweater (Moloko Song)
7-Tatty Narja (Moloko Song)
10-House of Glass
11-Ten Miles High
13-Exploitation (with Sing It Back snippet)
The tour comes to a close tonight at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA.