If I start writing about Stefan Murphy, I’m liable to veering into fan girl territory.
I have a huge amount of respect for Stef, both as a musician and as a good guy.
Stef has previously worked under the names ‘The Mighty Stef’ and ‘Count Vaseline’ but this is the first time that Stef has released music undet his own name, Stefan Murphy.
It’s a few years since I last saw Stef. I moved to London and he moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
I was delighted to catch up with Stef for a chat before his gig in The Slaughtered Lamb in London last week. It was a great gig, with support coming from Rob Corcoran and Ciaran Dwyer (Knoxville Morning).
Stef’s new single is ‘Dry Cider’, written about his friend, David Murphy, who died in 2017.
You can catch Stefan Murphy on tour with his band The Athletes of Soul, all around Ireland in the next week or two. (Will add dates when I’m not on the phone)
Here’s what happened on this week’s episode of The London Ear.
1. Ryan Vail, Elma Okestra, Moya Brennan: Colours
2. Chat with Stevie Lennox from Junk Drawer
3. Junk Drawer: Year of the Sofa
4. Shrug Life: 2009
5. Fontaines DC: Dublin City Sky
6. The Mighty Stef: Downtown
7. Chat with Stefan Murphy
8. Stefan Murphy: Dry Cider
9. Video Blue: Guts