Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance
Wexford, County Wexford
Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance: not your average mutant ninja spoken word rock ‘n’ roll band. Formed in 2018, the six-piece ensemble specialises in a mash-up of punk poetry, cinematic guitar soundscapes and big beats.
The personnel: Cursed Murphy, aka writer and performer Peter Murphy (who's published two novels John the Revelator, Shall We Gather at the River, and previously released two albums with the Revelator Orchestra), guitarist Dan Comerford, and a four-piece drum squad made up of the Gangnus sisters Rebecca, Tamara and Jasmin, and Kevin Dillon. This is a full on experience, combining song-like spoken word, punk rock attack, theatrical psychodrama and warlike rhythms.
The first Cursed Murphy single ‘Foxhole Prayer’, released last September, was chosen as Hot Press magazine’s track of the day and received radio airplay at home and on the BBC. Since then the collective have quickly generated a reputation as a powerful live act. This year Murphy received an Artlinks grant to record his first album with the Resistance, plus a cast of collaborators, expected early 2020.
|25 Oct 2019||19:45||Garter Lane, Waterford||Headline show, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford||Buy Tickets|