Matthew “Murph – i.e. short for Murphy” Murphy from “The Wombats” has confirmed what’s been Very Much Common Knowledge On The Socials for a while now – he’s ‘doing’ a solo project.
Working under the name Love Fame Tragedy, a first EP ‘I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It’ is set to arrive in September.
It’s previewed by a brand new track – ‘My Cheating Heart’ – which features model and singer Maddi Jean Waterhouse and debuted as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last night on BBC Radio 1.
Produced by Bastille and Rag’n’Bone Man collaborator Mark Crew, the EP also features appearances from Pixies’ Joey Santiago, Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J and former Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain. Murphy knows people, basically.
A debut live performance is planned for Liverpool’s Arts Club on 11th September, before shows at Manchester’s Gorilla, London’s Moth Club and Maze Club in Berlin. There’ll then be some US and Australian dates.
You can check out the video for ‘My Cheating Heart’, plus check out those live dates, below.
11 Arts Club, Liverpool
12 Gorilla, Manchester
13 Moth Club, London
14 Maze Club, Berlin
17 San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop
19 Los Angeles, CA, Moroccan Lounge
21 Chicago, IL, Subterranean
24 Washington, DC, Rock & Roll Hotel
25 Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
26 New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
6 Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong
8 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
9 Howler, Melbourne
10 The Zoo, Brisbane