Ms Murphy – White Dress and the Spirit
Look, I know it’s not cool to like a musician who performed on the lame Australian reality/talent TV show, The Voice, and who was strongly endorsed by Ricky Martin. And I know it’s not proper to write about a soul artist on a blog that primarily revolves around electronic and indie acts.
But I don’t care.
Ms Murphy’s burning talent for singing soul, R&B and gospel is too good to ignore. It’s a shame the local acts at Soulfest — the Australian soul and hip-hop festival that premiered this year — were all cancelled for the Melbourne show because Ms Murphy was on the local lineup, along with Ngaiire, EMRSN and Miracle.
Ms Murphy performing Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly With His Song on Australian talent show, The Voice
Bahhhhhhh enough talk. Have a listen to Ms Murphy’s cover of Little Dragon’s Ritual Union, and her original Nobody Else, both found on her EP, White Dress and the Spirit. It’s a solid EP, worthy of the $7.50 price tag.
Words by Iain Excellent