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Roisin Murphy

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Róisín Marie Murphy (pronounced ɹoʊˈʃiːn; born 5 July 1973) is a Wicklow-born Irish electronic singer. She was brought up in the nearby resort town of Arklow, further south down Ireland's eastern coast, in County Wicklow. Her family then moved to Manchester, England when she was 12. She gained fame as the vocalist of electronic music duo Moloko before moving on as a solo artist.

Upon meeting former Moloko partner Mark Brydon at a party, Murphy's chat-up line, "Do You Like My Tight Sweater?" became the title of their debut album in 1995. Murphy had no professional experience as a singer prior to her meeting with Brydon. The two also had a romantic relationship which lasted until just before the release of the last Moloko album Statues in 2003.

Although no official statement was issued pertaining to Moloko's future, Murphy had this to say in a Q Magazine interview in May 2005 (which was reiterated in the review of Ruby Blue in July 2005):

We left it on good terms after a very successful tour. We shook hands, said, "See you later," and haven't spoken since. I don't know what Mark thinks of this record or what he's doing. I don't know if we will or we won't reunite. Myself, I don't not want to.—Róisín Murphy

In addition to her work with Moloko, Murphy has contributed her vocals to the works of other artists including Handsome Boy Modeling School and Boris Dlugosch, for whom she sang on the track "Never Enough," which became a huge club hit, hitting the top three of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

In May 2006, Murphy announced on her website forum that she had signed with EMI and was working on new material. It has since been revealed that she is to release a new single, entitled "Overpowered", on July 2, 2007. "Overpowered" was written by Murphy and Seiji of Bugz in the Attic and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Röyksopp, Grace Jones). The single is accompanied by a series of remixes from the likes of Seamus Haji, Kris Menace, Hervé and Loose Cannons. This is will be followed up with a second single "Let Me Know" (a collaboration with Groove Armada), out in September with the album, named Overpowered, to follow in October. Her forthcoming solo album is described as 'a heady mix of electronic dance anthems and soul-stirring pop songs'. Murphy co-wrote and co-produced the album whilst working with a variety of producers, writers and mixers.

In September 2007, Róisín got nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Intreact. The winner will be announced in November.


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