Michael Robert Murphy releases long-awaited debut Out Of Sight

Michael Robert Murphy, the long-awaited solo project from the former frontman of Liverpool's adored Wicked Whispers, has released debut single Out Of Sight.

The new material has signs of the old and the new woven deep into the foundations while still continuing to tap into that true Scouse sound that nothing from anywhere else compares to.

Written in a pre-coronavirus world and taken from forthcoming EP Metamorph, Out Of Sight is an eerily prophetic tune that almost foresaw the challenges that many are currently facing.

It's conception came about when Michael took a 4-track lo-fi home recording to Cains Brewery Village based studio The Cabin and sat down with local producer Alec Brits.

It was here where the extra sprinkle of magic happened, with them capturing a polished rawness in the recording, fitting for the track's disjointed, kooky lyricism.

With nods to the likes of The La's second single Timeless Melody, Out Of Sight has this rather mindbending familiarity as if it's deeply personal to the listener. Probably deriving from the deep emotional and mental journeys we're all going through at this time.

Opening with that big 90s britpop guitar that derived from old psychedelic riffs, Out Of Sight has a burgeoning instrumental that is glued to you for days.

This honest earworm is an upbeat jangle of obscurity and grit. Just what us Merseysiders are made of.

Soon, you'll all even be able to take a peek at the tongue and cheek accompanying video lovingly directed by Dan Hewitson of Freakbeat Films.

Michael and Dan were filming at VideOdyssey, a retro VHS inspired space situated at Toxteth TV but were left with half video once lockdown was announced.

Left with a decision to make, the pair were inspired by Weezer's Buddy Holly video and set about ripping some 80s David Letterman footage to create a true music video masterpiece.

With no indication as to when live music can return, you'll be able to get your next Michael Robert Murphy fix when EP Metamorph drops in Autumn.

Get your copy of Out of Sight, released on Rabbit Hole Records now via https://linktr.ee/michaelrobertmurphy

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