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Róisín Murphy and Villagers - Play Irish Artists Of The Week

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

8:35 PM - 12 Nov 2019



The first of this week's Play Irish Artists of the week on Ed's National Anthems is the new single from Róisín Murphy, 'Narcissus'.

She has collaborated again with DJ Parrot for this disco tune that's sure to have you bopping along. On 'Narcissus', Róisín says:

“This project was always meant to be about House and Disco, it’s always had a strong identity. It’s about the moment when the high kicks in, about trying to find the components of euphoria, however counter-intuitive those experiments might be. And it’s beginning to feel like the time is right to draw it all together into a bigger thing.”

Villagers are back with The Sunday Walker EP, and Ed has chosen 'Adora Venera' from it for his second Play Irish Artist track of the week.

The Sunday Walker EP are songs that were recorded around the time of the recording of Villagers' fourth album 'The Art of Pretending to Swim', and Conor calls them:

"The tracks that fell through the cracks; it turns out they had their own story to tell. The Sunday Walker EP is a collection of lost songs as much as it is an emotional arc. Songs of loss and songs of realisation. Songs of empathy and isolation.”

You can see Villagers live later this year when they play Cyprus Avenue in Cork on 10th and 11th December, and Vicar Street in Dublin on 13th and 14th December.

 

Tune in to Ed's National Anthems Monday - Thursday from 7-10pm.



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