If the shimmering brilliance of indie synth-poppers The Wombats’ latest – 2018’s ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ – then fear not, there’s more for you. Frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy has announced his debut solo project, Love Fame Tragedy.

The projects debut release will drop sometime in September via Good Soldier Songs and AWAL Recordings, titled I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It.

To tame the tides of your excitement for now, the first single, My Cheating Heart, is out now for your indulgence, featuring vocals from Maddi Jean Waterhouse.

Infectiously catchy and built around a warping, distorted riff, My Cheating Heart is a 3 minute monologue on hedonistic excess. Showcasing the songwriting chops of Murph, as well as the synthetic ¬†wizardry of producer Mark Crew (Bastille), the track is only a taste of what’s to come.

The EP will feature a motley crew of collaborators, including Joey Santiago (Pixies), Gus Unger-Hamilton (Alt-J), and Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam).

Never shy of taking his music on the road, Love Fame Tragedy will hit the following dates in September in the UK to support the EP release:

11th September – Arts Club, Liverpool
12th September – Gorilla, Manchester
13th September – Moth Club, London


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