Take Her Up to Monto (which Murphy also co-produced), she manifests as a ghost of the jazz age haunting the song. Murphy’s unique and versatile voice has lent her a load of cult popularity in the States, but she is only now embarking on her first solo North American tour.
Róisín Murphy is the voice of the dance floor. The Irish singer first came to prominence in the 1990s as part of Moloko, whose ’99 club hit “Sing It Back” is as feet-rousing today as it was at the end of the 20th century. As a solo artist, Murphy takes electronic sounds to eclectic places. At her most energetic, her pipes ooze disco heartbreak. Against the slinkier beats, like “Pretty Gardens” from her latest album,