Róisín Murphy releases her fifth album, the fabulously titled “Róisín Machine”, her first first full-length project since 2015’s Mercury Nominated “Hairless Toys” and 2016’s equally revered “Take Her Up To Monto” and perhaps her best yet, if the adulatory reviews are anything to go by!
“Róisín Machine” is the culmination of a rich, decades long partnership between Murphy and one of her most trusted collaborators, Crooked Man aka DJ Parrot. Although packed to the rafters with masterclass singles, including “Simulation”, “Jealousy”, “Incapable”, Narcissus” and “Something More”, it is also an ingeniously and seamlessly edited listening experience, designed to be listened to in one uninterrupted sitting, from start to dazzling finish.
Murphy’s glorious reign of as British music’s most unpredictable, indefatigable High Priestess of cool looks set to be unbroken, with critics in unanimous agreement that this is a storming return to form. The likes of Guardian and the Independent garlanded “Roisin Machine” with Album of the Week sobriquets, while Metro and NME gave it 5 stars and everyone from Uncut to Classic Pop to Evening Standard giving breathless 4 star reviews. Indeed, this album sets out Murphy nicely for world domination, with 6 (SIX!) consecutive A-list records at BBC6 and even slots at Sunday Brunch and – most hallowed of all – Graham Norton this Friday, where she will be performing “Murphy’s Law” on the premiere episode of his 28th season.