Matthew “Murph” Murphy Announces Solo Project
Love Fame Tragedy
Debut Single ‘My Cheating Heart’ unveiled with video featuring Maddi Jean Waterhouse
Debut EP I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It
Featuring Members of Pixies, Alt-J, Soundgarden and more
out September via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings
Manchester & London Live Shows Announced For September
Matthew “Murph” Murphy - guitarist and lead singer of indie pop trio The Wombats - has announced his debut solo project Love Fame Tragedy. The project’s first EP, I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It, recorded between London and LA and featuring a raft of musical collaborators, is out in September via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings.
Undeniably infectious and built around a distorted guitar riff, ‘My Cheating Heart’ delves into the temptations of hedonistic excess. Producer Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) adds a warped, synthetic edge to Murph’s irrepressible songwriting talent, creating an arena-ready head-nodder that sets the tone for his forthcoming debut solo EP.
Named after a seminal Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern, Love Fame Tragedy sees Murph joined by a variety of friends and collaborators for I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It, including Pixies’ Joey Santiago, Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J, model and singer Maddi Jean Waterhouse, and former Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain.
Love Fame Tragedy will take to the stage for the first time for intimate shows at Arts Club, Liverpool on September 11th, Manchester’s Gorilla on the 12th, London’s Moth Club on the 13th and MAZE, Berlin on the 14th, before touring across the US and Australia throughout September and October. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It tracklist:
My Cheating Heart
Brand New Brain
Love Fame Tragedy Live Dates:
11th September - Arts Club, Liverpool
12th September - Gorilla, Manchester
13th September - Moth Club, London
14th September - MAZE, Berlin
17th September - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
19th September - Moroccan, Los Angeles
21st September - Subterranean, Chicago
25th September - Rough Trade, Brooklyn
26th September - Mercury Lounge, New York
6th October - Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong
8th October - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
9th October - Howler, Melbourne
10th October - The Zoo, Brisbane