Murph From The Wombats Unveils New Solo Project Love Fame Tragedy, Announces Aus Tour Dates

Big news for all you Wombats fans! The band’s much-loved frontman, Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy has today unveiled details of his debut solo project, dubbed Love Fame Tragedy. In case that wasn’t enough cause for excitement, he’s also dropped the debut single from the project’s forthcoming EP and announced a string of Australian tour dates.

Love Fame Tragedy’s debut EP, titled I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It (whose namesake is a Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern) is out September 13th and features a swathe of star collaborators including Joey Santiago of Pixies, Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J, singer Maddi Jean Waterhouse and former Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain.

“Every person in a band wants to do this or have a go at it, so this is my time,” Murph tells NME about the side project. “I wanted to wait for the right time to come around and it felt like everything was good with the band and this was the time to try something new.”

The video for debut single ‘My Cheating Heart’, a Maddi Jean Waterhouse collab, is out today, giving fans a tasty teaser of what’s to come from Love Fame Tragedy.

Excitingly, Murph already has set plans to tour the project in Australia this year, with a stop at Wollongong’s Yours & Owls Festival this October followed by headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Dates and details below, but first give ‘My Cheating Heart’ a spin here.

Love Fame Tragedy Australian Tour Dates

Pre-sale Thursday, June 13th at 9.00am AEST

General on sale Friday, June 14th at 9.00am AEST

Sunday, 6th October

Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong

Tickets: Yours & Owls

Tuesday, 8th October

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tickets: Secret Sounds

Wednesday 9th October

Howler, Melbourne

Tickets: Secret Sounds

Thursday 10th October

The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets: Secret Sounds

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