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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Roisin Murphy at the Roundhouse...

Stu, Tim, Andy and I went to glitzy Camden's Roundhouse on Saturday to see the rather wonderful Roisin Murphy perform. We preceded the event by meeting Andrew and Grant for a beer at the Black Cap. I'd never been to the Roundhouse before and I was quite impressed. It looked as if it had been recently made-over. Good facilities (except the woefully small gents loos) and great sight-lines. The support act was Hercules and Love Affair doing a DJ set so we in the perfect mood when Roisin finally took to the stage. Ostensibly promoting last year's Overpowered CD we were treated to much of that album (stand out track for me being Movie Star) as well as the impossibly catchy You Know Me Better. Overpowered is Roisin Murphy's (formerly of Moloko) second album. A mix of electronic dance, pop and darker funk. And all of that came out on stage. We had extended versions of the songs pretty much seamlessly running one musical opus into the next. We were treated to 90 minutes of great music, great stage presence and hats aplenty. For yes, she was in and out of that dressing-up box for every song. We loved it. Thanks to Darren for suggesting we go.

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