Watch the Wombats' frontman's solo project live at the Academy

Murph's first solo work will hit the road in a Feb/March UK tour.

By Manchester's Finest | 21 November 2019

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Love Fame Tragedy: Act II.

Matthew “Murph” Murphy – guitarist and lead singer of T​he Wombats – ​has announced the release of Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void, the second EP from his collaborative solo project Love Fame Tragedy, out February 2020 via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings​.

Following a stellar list of collaborators on his debut EP ‘I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It’, Murph has enlisted Bastille frontman Dan Smith, Crystal Fighters’ Eleanor Fletcher and previous collaborator Maddi-Jean Waterhouse for the follow up.

Anthemic new track ‘Body Parts’, which premiered as Zane Lowe’s #WorldFirst on his Beats 1 show last night, boasts an infectious, lust-driven chorus of slamming guitars and gut-busting drum pads alongside subtly conflicted lyrics, conveying the emotional confusion that romance can bring.

“I had the idea of a song called ‘Body Parts’ a while back. And I wanted to do something creepy and atmospheric, which I guess the verses kind of are. The the chorus kind of came out of nowhere and added a much needed positive twist to the song. It feels great live and I think it’s the obvious choice to kick off EP2,” Murph explains.

Having debuted the project live at Reading Festival this summer, along with shows in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA, LA-based Murph is bringing Love Fame Tragedy back home for an extensive UK tour in the spring.


Love Fame Tragedy @ Manchester Academy
Saturday 29th February 2020
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm
Tickets £14.00 

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