Updated: Jun 14, 2019
When we hear the name Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, we instantly think of the massive festival-staple act The Wombats. However, that’s about to change now that the English musician has just released a solo single, ‘My Cheating Heart.’ He has recently announced the launch of his new solo act Love Fame Tragedy and the release on his EP, I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It set to release on the 13th of September 2019. With the new single acting as an exciting tease for what’s to come, fans have already started showing their love with an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the musician’s first solo released single.
"I don’t want to do Wombats stuff on Love Fame Tragedy time, and vice versa. I think it’s going to be sensible to keep them separated. But if someone forces me to do a shoey and I end up playing ‘Tokyo’ or something, so be it. But the plan is to not do that.”
Murph explains that new single, ‘My Cheating Heart’ was written after taking inspiration from “touching on a particular time I had with my wife in San Francisco and dealing with Californian excess to a certain degree. It’s a confessional song about love and relationships.” There's definitely a familiarity attached to The Wombats' vocals but its diffused alongside the absence of the indie band texture, and the additional of fresh female vocal lines. The song its self is undoubtedly catchy, with the typical pop choruses free of broody complexity, but that’s what makes it that much more memorable.
Murph has announced that he will be coming down to Australia as within the next few months, bringing us new music under the name Love Fame Tragedy. So expect to hear a new sound, see a new show and fall in love with the musician all over again!
Tickets are on sale Friday 15 June, 9am AEST. The pre-sale takes place on June 13.
Tour dates below and more info at Secret Sounds.
Love Fame Tragedy Australian Tour
Sunday 6 October - Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong
Tuesday 8 October - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Wednesday 9 October - Howler, Melbourne
Thursday 10 October - The Zoo, Brisbane