The former Moloko star turned solo senstation talks to Gigwise about staying true + the future
Andrew Trendell

07:00 24th November 2015

"I've always been quite ballsy about it, rightly or wrongly," admits former Moloko singer turned solo sensation Roisin Murphy from the Mercury Prize red carpet. "Some people said I should have probably towed the line here and there, but I never did. I think it was ballsy of me to not listen to people saying I should have made a different kind of record. They wanted me to make dance music."

Watch our interview with Murphy above 

As you'd know if you've picked up Hairless Toys or seen her on Jools Holland, the sound of Murphy in 2015 is a million miles from Moloko - and even her first solo records, Ruby Blue and Overpowered. So before she continues her tour in Glasgow, we found out how she feels more like herself than ever - and is well and truly over making dance music. 

"The dance music was very good, don't get me wrong - there just wasn't a project like that, that was leading me to make a whole album," admits Murphy. "I come from a place where all I was doing was being in a relationship, having a joke and a laugh and stuff - that was how it started out. I still wait for there to be a natural reason to make a record. An intimate reason."

So while she's on a roll, when can we expect new material?

"We are going to finish touring now just before Christmas, then spend a couple of months polishing off some songs we've already written, write a few new songs and hopefully have a record out by the end of the summer. It will be a compendium record to Hairless Toys - it will be somewhere in the same area. We would like it to be different, and we perhaps might even be a little bit more raw on this record."

Watch above, as Murphy discusses evolution, the future and the impact of the Paris terror attacks

Roisin Murphy's remaining tour dates are below. For tickets and information, visit here.

Nov 24 o2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 25 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom 
Nov 27 Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Feb 10 The Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
Feb 11 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Feb 19 Cirque Royal Brussels, Belgium
Feb 20 Klokgebouw Eindhoven, Netherlands

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