Róisín Murphy Announces Hairless Toys LP, Shares "Gone Fishing"
Also heading out on tour
Róisín Murphy is back with Hairless Toys, her first album in eight years. The follow-up to Overpowered comes out May 11 via Play It Again Sam. The lead track, "Gone Fishing", was inspired by the film Paris Is Burning. Listen to it above. Below, find the album tracklist. Murphy has also announced a string of live shows. Check out the list below.
Said Murphy in a press release:
This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music's origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. 'I had to run this far from home' - it's about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag 'Ball' scene of New York in the ‘80s. 'Will we live on? The children of La Beija' refers to the 'house' of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren's song on the same subject 'Deep In Vogue'. The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned 'Gone Fishing' almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one's own world, a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.
01 Gone Fishing
02 Evil Eyes
04 Uninvited Guest
06 House of Glass
07 Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
05-16 London, England - Roundhouse
05-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05-23 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
05-24 Mannheim, Germany - Maifield Derby
05-30 Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit 36
05-31 Berlin, Germnay - Berlin Festival
06-19 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival
06-26 Werchter, Belgium - The Barn
09-05 Dublin, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-13 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival