Described as "this adolescent century's true art-pop queen," and "a purveyor of adventurous, omnivorous pop that blends influences as far-flung as disco and hot jazz," Róisín Murphy was born in Dublin and moved to Manchester at the age of 12, choosing to remain in the city at the tender age of 15 when her parents divorced and returned to Ireland.
The move paid off, as six years later, in 1994, she teamed up with Sheffield producer Mark Brydon to form the electronic duo Moloko. Reportedly attempting to chat up Brydon, Murphy uttered the words: "Do you like my tight sweater?", a phrase which would become the title of the electronic pop duo's debut album a year later. Across four albums, Moloko released the likes of The Time Is Now, Fun For Me, and summer anthem Sing It Back, before the pair split in 2002.
Moving to London, Murphy teamed up with producer Matthew Herbert for an experimental trio of EPs, introducing the world to her more atypical approach, and later released as her debut solo album, Ruby Blue, in 2005. Overpowered followed two years later, injecting more overt pop melodies into her sound.
It would be another eight years until Murphy released another solo album, during which time she embraced further collaboration with the likes of Fatboy Slim, David Byrne, Mason and Bugz In The Attic's Seiji. Murphy also released the Italian language Mi Senti EP in 2014.
Since then, her albums - which have been praised for their simultaneous grandeur and minimalism - have graced the top 20 of the UK charts, securing Brit Award, Mercury Music Prize, Ivor Novello, Q Awards, and Choice Music Prize nominations.