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Mission accomplished.

Huge thanks to all the Vantastival crew for having us at the weekend. We’re psyched to be out there playing the new stuff. Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance’s second album Republic of the Weird drops on Nov 4. Pic: Tamara Gangnus.

Hold That Line released today

Hold That Line, the new single from Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance, is released today, June 24, on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and all digital platforms. Written and co-produced by Cursed Murphy, Dan Comerford and Johnny Fox. Engineered and mixed by Johnny Fox. Mastered by Fergal Davis. Cover shot by Kenny[…]

Hold That Line 24/6/22

Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance are proud to announce the release of our new single, Hold That Line, on all digital platforms on Friday June 24. The track is the first to be taken from our forthcoming second album, due in the autumn. Thanks to Kenny Ruttledge for the shot,[…]

We Have Always Been Your Harbour

Excited to report that today we began the recording phase of We Have Always Been Your Harbour, a play for voices. This project, part of the Ports Past & Present initiative, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Co-operation Programme, is a 21st century response to[…]

First Fortnight show at the Duncairn, Belfast

Honoured to be performing at The Duncairn in Belfast as part of the First Fortnight festival on June 25, alongside Ciaran Lavery, Nandi Jola and compere Stephen James Smith. First Fortnight is a festival that aims to challenge stigma around mental health through the arts.

Anthony Bourdain, 20 years on.

Before he was a successful author and television star, Anthony Bourdain was a chef. Everyone knows this. His most famous book Kitchen Confidential applied gonzo journalism to the world of boiler room cuisine. I liked it a lot. So did many of the writers and musicians I knew. For whatever[…]

The Bells of Hell, all stripped down at Murphy’s Barn

In autumn 2021 Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance reconfigured our line-up for shows in Berlin and Wuppertal as part of the Here/There exhibition, supported by Culture Ireland, performing in gallery spaces and smaller rooms that might have collapsed under our customary drum-section assault. On returning home to Wexford we decided[…]

Kerouac at 100

It’s Jack Kerouac’s centenary this month. I was on Arena, RTE Radio 1 last night, talking about the life and work. Listen back here: