- 03 Aug 18
Currently brightening up our summer with a series of stonking club tunes, Roisin Murphy is as eloquent and literate a pop star as Ireland's ever produced. As she prepared to bring the funk to All Together Now, the divine Ms. M talks music, film, family, Twitter storms, liberal Ireland and shaking a leg, with Stuart Clark.
Seriously, everything stems from me aged 14 buying a Sonic Youth ticket off a tout outside for £10, which was a fortune back then. I sat on the stage watching in awe as members of Mudhoney, who were supporting, kept throwing Kim Gordon into the crowd. Every time it happened, she clambered her way back looking effortlessly cool in her KISS t-shirt and glam rock platform shoes. I just wanted to be her!”
That’s the All Together Now-bound Róisín Murphy telling us how catching Sonic Youth in the University of Manchester Students Union on their 1989 Daydream Nation Tour saved her from a life of nine to five orthodoxy.
The following morning, she went into the Stockport branch of Record Exchange and swapped all of her U2 records for the Sonic Youth back catalogue.