Matthew “Murph” Murphy – guitarist and lead singer of indie pop trio The Wombats – has announced his debut solo project Love Fame Tragedy. The project’s first EP, I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It, recorded between London and LA and featuring a raft of musical collaborators, is out in September via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings.
Undeniably infectious and built around a distorted guitar riff, ‘My Cheating Heart’ delves into the temptations of hedonistic excess. Producer Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) adds a warped, synthetic edge to Murph’s irrepressible songwriting talent, creating an arena-ready head-nodder that sets the tone for his forthcoming debut solo EP.
Named after a seminal Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern, Love Fame Tragedy sees Murph joined by a variety of friends and collaborators for I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It, including Pixies’ Joey Santiago, Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J, model and singer Maddi Jean Waterhouse, and former Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain.