Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance, The Grand Social, Dublin, Nov 29

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST EVER DUBLIN SHOW! Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance, plus very special guests Grand Social, Dublin Wednesday November 29, 2023 Tickets:…/cursed-murphy-versus-the… Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance play their first ever Dublin show on Wednesday November 29 at the Grand Social. You should go.[…]

W/John Murry, at ATN

I’ll have the privilege of interviewing John Murry at the All Curious Minds tent, programmed by Raymond Bell and David Bell, at 1pm this Sunday as part of the All Together Now festival. We’ll be discussing the tenth anniversary of his classic album The Graceless Age, Sarah Share’s new documentary[…]

Adele Bertei, Vivienne Dick, Cursed Murphy, in conversation.

Soooooo looking forward to moderating an in-conversation with downtown-and-beyond legends Adele Bertei and Vivienne Dick at the Temple Bar Gallery in Dublin on May 31. Here’s the skinny:“Adele’s memoir Twist is a revelatory and deeply personal account of queer history written from a working class perspective. Adele reveals what it’s[…]

The One – w/Lorcan Byrne

Three years ago, in the first dismal season of lock-in, the musical Zen master Lorcan Byrne hosted a very cool experiment, inviting guests to interpret his quadrupedal beats to their own ends. This was my humble contribution. In all the stuff I’d written up to that point, I felt I’d[…]

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[…]