Thursday 21 April 2011, 11:44 | By

Peter Murphy announces new solo album

Releases

Peter Murphy

Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has announced details of a new solo album, entitled ‘Ninth’, which sees him return to a rockier sound than more recent work, returning in some ways to his gothic roots.

That said, Murphy himself prefers Bauhaus’ work to be termed ‘art-rock’, but acknowledges that the goth scene “really spawned into a diverse culture and there’s this tendency to be interested in poetry and literature and film … so to that extent, absolutely, I’m very happy to be embraced by that”.

And it seems appropriate that Murphy appeared in a cameo role in ‘Twilight’ sequel ‘Eclipse’ in the role of The Cold One. Of that he told CMU: “Who else could have and should have done it? It was really lovely and smart of David Slade to ask me… I was honoured, actually. I’m trying to get into acting, [but] I’m not going to leave music, but I really do think I’ve got that in me”.

The album will be released by Nettwork Records on 4 Jul.

OR READ MORE ABOUT:

  • CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction
  • Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK
  • Wixen deal allows Neil Young et al back onto the BBC’s airwaves
  • Plaintiffs present “smoking gun” in Happy Birthday case
  • Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources
  •