Love Fame Tragedy
Release new EP Live From SIR, Hollywood
Live session EP recorded at SIR Studios, Hollywood
out April 17th
Part 2 of the EP out today
Includes live versions of
‘My Cheating Heart’, ‘Please Don’t Murder Me’ and ‘Riding A Wave ’
“Already, Love Fame Tragedy sound big”- NME
“Urgent damaged synth-pop from the Wombats frontman Murph’s new project”- The Times
“Murph Murphy’s solo project is straight from the art” – METRO
“An intriguing first taste of Murph’s delicious solo work and we certainly hope there’s more to come” – DORK
Matthew “Murph” Murphy, guitarist and lead singer of The Wombats, today unveils the second part of his solo project Love Fame Tragedy’s debut live session EP, Live From SIR, Hollywood, released via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings. The live EP is made up of selected tracks from Love Fame Tragedy’s first two EPs ‘I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It’ and ‘Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void’, released last month.
Recorded in October at the legendary Studio Instrument Rentals in Hollywood, which has welcomed the likes of Sting, Joan Jett and Nile Rodgers in the past, part 2 of the EP consists of the undeniably infectious ‘My Cheating Heart’, debuted on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’, the tongue in cheek ‘Please Don’t Murder Me’ and ‘Riding A Wave’, which comes accompanied by a live video of the session — watch here.
They join previously released tracks ‘Body Parts’, ‘Pills’ and ‘Multiply’ to complete the EP.
Having debuted the project live at Reading Festival last summer, along with headline shows in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA, LA-based Murph has recently finished a full UK tour, which saw him play dates in Birmingham, Bristol, and London. He returns to play Neighbourhood Weekender Festival on September 5th.
Named after a seminal Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern, Love Fame Tragedy is the debut solo project from The Wombats frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy. His first EP I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It, came out in September 2019. Featuring Pixies’ Joey Santiago, alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton, Matt Chamberlain of Soundgarden, Lauren Aquilina and Maddi-Jean Waterhouse, it garnered widespread support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, NME, The Times and Metro. Out last month, Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void saw Murph bring in Dan Smith from Bastille, Eleanor Fletcher of Crystal Fighters, Jack River and, again, Maddi-Jean Waterhouse for part two of this most collaborative of solo projects.
Love Fame Tragedy – Live from SIR, Hollywood Tracklist:
2. Body Parts
4. My Cheating Heart
5. Please Don’t Murder Me
6. Riding A Wave
Love Fame Tragedy Live Dates:
5 September — Neighbourhood Weekender