Róisín Murphy Brings Stylish Pop to the Riviera

By Colette Custin


Irish pop mainstay Roisin Murphy hit the Uptown neighborhood on Tuesday night, bringing an entire closet of beats, looks, and vibes to an enthusiastic crowd at the Riv.

Opening with “Pure Pleasure Seeker” (one of a a few tunes she played from former band Moloko), Murphy strutted and preened, turning the stage into a runway with a series of outfits that felt right at home with the bright, danceable beats of tunes like “Dear Miami” and “You Knew.”

Dropping into the pit to connect with fans for “The Time is Now,” Murphy’s style of electronic, disco-y pop feels right in line with her contemporaries, at times calling to mind early Lady Gaga or the more recent releases by Robyn. Her live band accentuated the bombastic style of tunes like “Overpowered,” and Murphy’s rapport with the crowd showed what a powerful force she is in the current art-pop scene.

Roisin Murphy – Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL, June 11, 2024 – setlist

Pure Pleasure Seeker Dear Miami Simulation Overpowered CooCool

The Universe/Crazy Ants You Knew
The Time is Now Incapable

Something More
Let Me Know
Sing it Back
Murphy’s Law
Can’t Replicate
Ramalama (Bang Bang)
Forever More/Hit Parade/Pure Pleasure Seeker (outro)


Photo Gallery : Róisín Murphy – Riviera Theater (06.11.2024)

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