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post Feb 16 2015, 09:01 PM
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Róisín Murphy is back with Hairless Toys, her first album in eight years. The follow-up to Overpowered comes out May 11 via Play It Again Sam. The lead track, "Gone Fishing", was inspired by the film Paris Is Burning. Listen to it above. Below, find the album tracklist. Murphy has also announced a string of live shows. Check out the list below.

Said Murphy in a press release:

This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music's origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. 'I had to run this far from home' - it's about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag 'Ball' scene of New York in the ‘80s. 'Will we live on? The children of La Beija' refers to the 'house' of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren's song on the same subject 'Deep In Vogue'. The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned 'Gone Fishing' almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one's own world, a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.

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post Feb 16 2015, 10:29 PM
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what the f*** is that.

I did not wait eight years for that.
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post Feb 17 2015, 12:14 AM
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laugh.gif I came here to basically say that. It's "nice", just about, but coming off of Overpowered and having had 8 years to work on it she should give us wayyy more sad.gif
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post Feb 17 2015, 12:33 AM
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thanks 4 tryin girl
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post Feb 17 2015, 07:30 AM
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lol I dislike this also. I liked 'Orally Fixated' and 'Momma's Place' and hoped that would be the direction.
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post Feb 18 2015, 01:38 AM
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can a dance mod move this to indie pls x
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