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Dancing Into the Apocalypse

My interview with John Robb about his epic new book The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth:

Live shots, 17/3/23

Thanks so much to Forlorn for having us on their show with Star Comedy Democrats at the Crown Live, Wexford, on Friday. Big shout out to Bill Hennessy and Tom Bates for tech support, and to Sasha Bratkova for the shots. We had an absolute blast.

Federal Hall (Live)

Federal Hall is one of the first pieces myself and Dan Comerford wrote together. Adapted from a short story named The Blacklight Ballroom (New Irish Short Stories, edited by Joseph O’Connor, Faber, 2011), it originates with an interview I did with filmmaker and writer Bill Carter, about how during the[…]

This Is Not Your Love Song – video

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day, you young lovers. And old lovers. And ex-lovers. And soon-to-be lovers. And retired lovers. Presenting the video for This Is Not Your Love Song, taken from Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance’s latest album Republic of the Weird. Co-written/produced with Basciville. Mixed by Johnny Fox. Mastered by[…]

This Is Not Your Love Song – the anti-Valentine

With typical perversity, we’ll be releasing our track This Is Not Your Love Song as a single to mark Saint Valentine’s Day on February 14. The tune, taken from the latest album Republic Of the Weird, co-written and produced with Cillian and Lorcan from Basciville, mixed by Johnny Fox, mastered[…]

Tom Verlaine 1949-2023

Playing Television, thinking about Tom Verlaine. Was privileged enough to see the band play Vicar Street, Dublin, almost 22 years ago. Here’s the review I filed for Hot Press. (Pic: Robert Mapplethorpe’s inner sleeve portrait for Marquee Moon.) Television, Vicar St, Dublin, April 16, 2001 “It was tight toy night/Streets[…]

Upon That Hill, live

Alrighty friends, our album Republic of the Weird is one month old today. To celebrate, here’s a live clip of ‘Upon That Hill’, captured by Paul Sills at our launch show in Crown Live on November 5.Today is also Bandcamp Friday, when all sales go directly to the artist, so[…]

Republic of the Weird cover reveal

Here it is: the cover reveal for the new Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance album Republic of the Weird. Painting by our own Tamara Gangnus. Cover design by our Rebecca Gangnus. We all fell in love with this image when it cropped up in Tamara’s portfolio. Here’s what she has[…]

Republic of the Weird – new video

Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance are proud to present the video for Republic of the Weird, the title track from our second album, released Friday Nov 4. Directed and edited by Paul Sills. Filmed at the Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. We’ll be playing a special hometown album launch show at[…]