Róisín Murphy has released Incapable (Remixes). The new music pack holds 4 songs. On her own at 16, Murphy had no aspirations to sing until she met producer Mark Brydon, with whom she formed the eclectic electronic pop duo Moloko. The pair’s stylish yet quirky sound scored them several hits, including “Sing It Back,” “The Time Is Now,” and “Fun for Me.”
After Moloko was bisbanded, Murphy moved to London and began working with forward-thinking electronic producer Matthew Herbert, who had previously worked on a remix of “Sing It Back” with Moloko. He encouraged Murphy to bring typically non-musical items like notebooks into the studio and use them in musical ways; the results were first released as three limited-edition vinyl EPs, Sequins #1, Sequins #2, and Sequins #3. In 2005, Moloko’s label, Echo, released the EPs as the full-length album Ruby Blue. In spring 2006, Ruby Blue was released in the U.S. Overpowered, which featured productions by Bugz in the Attic and Groove Armada members and some of Murphy’s most pop-oriented songs to date, arrived in late 2007.
Late in 2014, “Invisions” — another collaboration with Luca C & Brigante — arrived. Early in 2015, the single “Gone Fishing” heralded the release of Murphy’s first full-length in eight years: Hairless Toys was a more personal set of songs drawing inspiration from sources including Paris Is Burning, the 1990 documentary of New York City’s ball culture and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender people who created it.
The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize as well as Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. Murphy returned in 2016 with Take Her Up to Monto, which she recorded with Eddie Stevens during the Hairless Toys sessions. Shortly after the album’s July release, Murphy staged a show at London’s famed Globe Theatre.
Listen and download Incapable (Remixes) pack below.