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LOVE FAME TRAGEDY Releases Video for New Single ‘Riding A Wave’

In case you missed it, ‘Murph’ of The Wombats has embarked on solo project Love Fame Tragedy.

Love Fame Tragedy 2020

Following the release of his first EP, I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It, the new song is a taste of what is to come from Love Fame Tragedy‘s sophomore EP Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void.

Despite the distinctiveness of Murph’s voice, it is easy to tell that the tune is not of The Wombats discography. The lyrics elicit a deeply personal account of Murph’s relationship. It is pure indie sound and slightly more stripped back than his other work. Riding A Wave doesn’t have the same level of catchiness as previous tracks, such as Backflip, but if you are a long time follower you won’t be disappointed.

Speaking of the new track, Murph explains:

The lyrics are definitely the most personal I’ve ever written. I’m pretty sure anyway. It was recorded in London and took on several shapes before we landed on one that stuck.

Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void sees Murph bring in Bastille’s Dan Smith, as well as Eleanor Fletcher of Crystal Fighters, alongside Maddi-Jean Waterhouse for part two of this most collaborative of solo projects. The sophomore EP is out in February of this year.

February and March will see him play dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Paris and London’s Heaven, before he plays Neighbourhood Weekender Festival on May 23rd. Full tour listing below.


25 — The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

26 — King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

27 — Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

29 — Manchester Academy, Manchester


02 — The O2 Institute, Birmingham

03 — Heaven, London

04 — Thekla, Bristol


23 — Neighbourhood Weekender