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.
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