- 15 Oct 19
The punk-poet channels Iggy Pop and William Blake on his newest single.
Cursed Murphy has a new single out entitled, ‘The Bells of Hell.’ The title of which comes from a World War 1 aviators’ song. Clocking in at two minutes and twenty-six seconds, the track is a full-on musical assault that combines punk poetics, guitar soundscapes and pounding big beats. Murphy explained that ‘I was shooting for somewhere between Iggy, the Pogues, and William Blake. You might as well aim high.’
The first Cursed Murphy single ‘Foxhole Prayer’, released last September, we chose as our track of the day. Since then he and his collaborators have generated a reputation as a powerful live act. They are currently completing their first album, due for release in 2020.
Cursed Murphy is the musical incarnation of writer and spoken-word performer Peter Murphy, author of the novels John the Revelator and Shall We Gather at the River. Murphy previously released two acclaimed albums with the Revelator Orchestra. As a solo act, he has been invited to perform in New York, London, Rome, Berlin, and Boston.
The Resistance are made up of guitarist Dan Comerford (Frankenstein Bolts) plus a four-piece drum squad made up of the Gangnus sisters Rebecca, Tamara and Jasmin, and Kevin Dillon. The sextet, described as a mutant ninja spoken-word rock ‘n’ roll band, produces thundering noise that melds Murphy's snarling vocal delivery with warlike rhythms.
Stay tuned for what the Cursed Murphy has in store for the coming year. 'Bells of Hell' is out now on all streaming platforms.