Love Fame Tragedy have released two brand new tracks into the world. ‘Backflip’, debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show, sees The Wombats’ frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy joined by Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton, Soundgarden drummer Matt Chamberlain and singer-songwriter Lauren Aquilina – listen here. The release is accompanied by a new Black Mirror-inspired video, as well as another offering ‘Brand New Brain’ – listen here. Both songs are set to feature on the forthcoming debut EP I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It, out September 27th via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings.
‘Backflip’ is an intimate stroll through the angst of dysfunctional dating. Gus’s striking ambient keys and Lauren’s ethereal backing vocals provide perfect accompaniment to Murph’s infectious songwriting and vocals alongside Joey Santiago’s distinct guitar tone.
“It’s great to have talented musicians, musicians who have their own niche. When you hear Joey play the guitar you can just tell it’s him and the same thing with Gus with the key melodies he chooses and the distinct sound of his voice. It’s great to have artists and musicians like that playing on songs of your own because it makes them ten times cooler, at least in your own head,” says Murph.
Speaking on his role in the track and collaborating with Murph, Joey Santiago explains: “I tried to put my own spin on it, it was very quick and painless. He pretty much knew what he wanted, when it was good, it was good. He’s a very talented man.”
Named after a seminal Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern, Love Fame Tragedy is the debut solo project from Matthew “Murph” Murphy, singer and guitarist for platinum-selling indie-pop heroes The Wombats. Love Fame Tragedy will take to the stage for the first time for intimate shows at Liverpool’s Arts Club on September 11th, Manchester’s Gorilla on the 12th, a sold-out Moth Club in London on the 13th and MAZE, Berlin on the 14th, before touring across the US and Australia throughout September and October. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Love Fame Tragedy Live Dates:
11th September – Arts Club, Liverpool
12th September – Gorilla, Manchester
13th September – Moth Club, London – SOLD OUT