Maebh Murphy grew up in Waterford, Ireland and lives in Berlin, Germany. As a teenager, she participated in outreach programmes by Waterford Youth Arts and developed a taste for writing, acting, directing, dance and theatre. At Trinity College, Dublin she studied English Literature and Drama Studies. In 2006 she was a founding member of the "audiodetour" project, making mp3 choreographed audio guides in Dublin, Edinburgh, Berlin and New York. In 2007 she formed the band You're Only Massive, who have released several records on vinyl, cassette and itunes and played concerts in Europe and North America. Since 2011 she have been working with Ruby Tuesday e.v. Berlin as a band coach, instrument coach and organizer of music camps for people discriminated against on the basis of gender, and is currently in the process of setting up Girls* Rock! Ireland. She is a catalyst of Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Interests include electronic music, synthesizers, feminism, classism, the girls rock movement and veganism.
Check out our LIVE music video for Grand Theft from the album Stop Talking.
We recorded the video live in our new practice space in Berlin-Neukölln. This self organised artist space is located in Berlin-Neukölln. Between December 2014 and May 2015 the collective built and equipped two practice rooms, now home to over 40 musicians in women, lesbian, trans, inter and queer-centred bands.
As you may know we had a baby in 2015. And while we played some shows over the last played a few shows in late pregnancy (Monarch and Südblock, Berlin) and when she was small (Ladyfest Kassel, soli shows for Abortion Support Network etc.) aswell as a trip to Lithuania to play at Sapfofest we have been mostly caring for her.
Sapfofest is a queer summer festival that takes place at the Žeimiai manor house near Janova in Lithuania. We recently travelled to play a concert on Saturday night. Sapfofest is the first independent community-initiated festival in the Baltics, which seeks to empower & connect the queer community. It was a long trip for us and 16 month old GG – however it was really worth it for the beautiful and friendly festival and tbh our gig rocked and we were buzzing afterwards!
Here are two short videos taken from social media of the songs “I Do Everything” (from our album Stop Talking) and “Under The Neon” (vinyl single). I Do Everything has been a live favourite, maybe it’s time for a music video…
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We would love to tell you more about our FLTQI (women, lesbian, trans, inter and queer) centred practice space and collective which opened this year. Until then, a short description from the Ruby Tuesday website:
A new practice room collective in the rooms below Bei Ruth, Neukölln. FLTI* centred. Organised in a non-hierarchical manner and financially accessible. A shared space for workshops, practicing, learning from each other, having fun and making art and music; a place for sharing resources and skills.
It’s been an exciting time around here recently. Today sees our record Stop Talking finally “go live”. That means it is available in a bunch of record stores, online from us and from bandcamp, itunes, spotify, etc. All the details are here. And you can listen right here:
Our music video for “It Will Work” from the album “Stop Talking” has been selected for the Noisekölln Music Video Awards 2015 and will be screened on Thursday 5th February 2015 at Griessmuehle, Sonnenallee 221, 12059 Berlin-Neukölln. It will be shown in Block 2 (8pm to 10pm).
“It Will Work” was shot by Berlin-based Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shai Levy on location at our music practice space in Tacheles art centre in Berlin-Mitte, shortly before all artists were ultimately evicted.
We have more news – a release date for “Stop Talking”, the new album which will be released in digital and CD format on February 3rd 2015.
You can pre-order it directly from us and it will be available on itunes, bandcamp and in your local record store. Have a tip for a record store you think should stock it? Let us know in the comments!
We are proud to present the cover artwork by Berlin-based Finnish comic artist Henna Hoplin:
1. High Speed (3:16)
2. Breathe (3:06)
3. It Will Work (4:39)
4. I Came Much Too Far (3:56)
5. Energy (3:36)
6. Mayday (3:37)
7. I Do Everything (3:50)
8. Chest (3:59)
9. Beep Beep (3:23)
10. Grand Theft (3:27)
Here is our new music video for the song “Breathe”: I was eight weeks pregnant when I shot it, but didn’t know it yet. On a walk along the canal in Kreuzberg, I had talked about babies with my friend Cash and he casually told me he thought I was already pregnant but I didn’t think much of it. We shot the video D.I.Y. style, in front of a green screen and under hot lights. I kept blaming the hot lights for making me throw up between takes. I reminded myself what the song is about and took nice long breaks to catch my breath again. It took a long time to shoot but it was fun and worth it. After the shoot, Dave took his piled-up hair to visit Cash at the bar he works in. Cash’s words were ringing in my ears after the long day and I dug out a pregnancy test (now I know why they come in packs of two). Lo and behold, I was (am) pregnant!
Such happy and exciting news! However pregnancy is tough and demanding work, so it’s been fun doing the post production for this particular song and reminding myself over and over again and in all situations: breathe!
We are very happy to release the music video for “It Will Work” AND announce that tickets are on sale via Koka36 for our only Berlin concert and the record release party of our new CD “Stop Talking”, which will take place in Monarch at Kotti, Skalitzer Str. 134, Berlin-Kreuzberg at 9pm on Thursday 11th December. ((( tickets / karten )))
The video was shot on location by Shai Levy at our music practice space in Tacheles art centre in Berlin-Mitte, shortly before all artists were evicted and it was shut down. The song is a rallying call against neo-liberalism, self help for profit and hyperindividualism. Cooperation and support are present as the alternatives. It Will Work has been a fan favourite at live concerts and we also recorded a live version at RTÉ, the Irish national radio station.
I first got to know Respect My Fist during Ruby Tuesday Rock and Hip Hop Camp for Girls*, Trans*- and Inter Youth in 2011. Since then I have seen them play many times and wanted to make a video for one of their catchy, radical songs – one that captures some of their live energy.
If you want to support the band, you can stream, download or buy their record here on bandcamp.
It’s been a minute. We’ve been busy trying to keep our heads above water, but our new EP is finally on it’s way. It can be pre-ordered here.
Record Release Party is in Berlin on Thursday June 19th, at Schokoladen, which is one of the last few islands of alternative culture in the otherwise gentrified Mitte. Please join us for the concert and to celebrate.
Here are the details:
La Moustache present:
Double Record Release: You’re Only Massive + Jenn Kelly