Murphy has also shared some incredible remixes of lead track ‘Exploitation’ with DJ Sneak, Alan Fitzpatrick, Falco Benz and GotSome amongst others all offering their unique take on this stand-out track.
Tipping its hat to the dark disco of Casablanca Records, an urgent shuffle of staccato synths, organ and guitar, “Exploitation” says Roisin “..is about sex. Dangerous fun.” Watch the video here.
Her first album in 8 years, Hairless Toys is a career-defining tour de force. Sonically adventurous with peerless production from long time collaborator Eddie Stevens, Hairless Toys embraces a broad palette of genres yet is consistently engaging and thrilling throughout.
Beginning with ‘Gone Fishing’ that chimes like the bells of a buoy bullied by tide, everything hanging from a two-note octave. The lyric written after watching Jennie Livingston`s Paris Is Burning, a study of race, class, gender and sexuality in America.
Elsewhere “Evil Eyes,” “Exploitation” and “House of Glass” provide the extended shake-outs essential to any of Roisin’s albums, while “Exile” and “Unputdownable” hide huge country soul hooks amidst their inventive structures.
Listen To “Exploitation” Here
Listen To “Gone Fishing” Here
Hairless Toys Tracklisting:
House Of Glass
Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
Roisin Murphy will be performing at a selection of headline shows and festivals over the summer.
05-12 Manchester, England – Gorilla *
05-13 Brighton, England – Concorde *
05-14 Bristol, England – Trinity *
05-16 London, England – Roundhouse *
05-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso *
05-23 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique *
05-24 Mannheim, Germany – Maifield Derby *
05-29 Cologne, Germany – Electronic Beats
05-30 Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit *
05-31 Berlin, Germany – Berlin Festival
06-05 Zurich, Switzerland – Kauflenten *
06-06 Lille, France – Heartbeats Festival
06-19 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar
06-26 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter, The Barn
07-10 Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive H9
07-24 Plock, Poland – Audioriver Festival
08-08 Oxfordshire, England – Wilderness Festival
09-05 Dublin, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09-13 Isle of Wight, England – Bestival
* Headline Shows
Download Hairless Toys Here
Order CD Here
Order Vinyl Here