By Ryan Kennedy
IRISH singer Roisin Murphy is set to release the second album of her solo career in October.
Last year the Wicklow-born singer was adamant she would return at some point to her roots as one half of electronic duo Moloko with Mark Brydon, but with new album Overpowered tipped to be as successful as her highly acclaimed debut Ruby Blue, that may not be any time soon.
She said: â€œI refuse to put a lid on Moloko, to bury it. Itâ€™s like my baby with Mark and Iâ€™m not going to murder it.â€
Best known for chart topping hits such as Pure Pleasure Seeker, The Time Is Now and Sing It Back, rumors of a split for Moloko were circulating after the pair released Catalogue, their greatest hits, but the hearsay was quickly denied.
She added: â€œI can see why people would think itâ€™s the end and releasing a greatest hits is definitely giving people a reason to think that but I donâ€™t really want to say itâ€™s finished.
â€œIâ€™m not prepared to put a lid on it. Itâ€™s for that very reason that I brought up the possibility of not doing the record because I didnâ€™t want people to think that.â€
For fans of Murphy, a taste of things to come can be found through her record label EMI, who are offering a track free to download, which doesnâ€™t appear on the album.
Industry experts are describing the new collection as a heady mixture of both dance and pop with some hints of disco thrown in, characterising the singerâ€™s eclectic tastes.
The album, which will see her collaborate with the likes of Groove Armada, follows Murphyâ€™s appearance at the Cois Fharraige festival in Kilkee this September.