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Disco bobbles

Let us celebrate the release of Roisin Murphy’s new album by admiring some of her most appealingly edgy looks from over the years. The powerhouse of glacial disco appeared on Sunday Brunch this weekend to promote her album in a joyously kitsch dress and a vicious necklace, with which I quickly became mesmerised. Unfortunately, you cannot see the necklace in the photo of this appearance but I was struck enough for this to be the start of a quest to find its provenance. It also lead me to look back over Roisin’s sartorial archive and, boy, did it not disappoint. The problem was narrowing it down to only the 26 pictures I’ve included here.

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In Gareth Pugh at the Dior S/S 2009 show in Paris

LONDON - NOVEMBER 25:  Singer Roisin Murphy attends the British Fashion Awards 2008 held at The Lawrence Hall on November 25, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON – NOVEMBER 25: Singer Roisin Murphy attends the British Fashion Awards 2008 held at The Lawrence Hall on November 25, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Dolce & Gabbana dress at the Serpentine Gallery party, 2009

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Seven months’ pregnant in a Viktor & Rolf tutu jacket at their show in Paris, 2009

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2010 – Modelling her Linda Farrow Vintage golden frames.

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Elle Style Awards, 2008

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young / Rex Features ( 766542E ) Roisin Murphy Jake and Dinos Chapman 'If Hitler Had Been a Hippy, How Happy Would We Be' exhibition, White Cube, London, Britain - 29 May 2008

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young / Rex Features ( 766542E )
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Jake and Dinos Chapman ‘If Hitler Had Been a Hippy, How Happy Would We Be’ exhibition, White Cube, London, Britain – 29 May 2008

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Sunday Brunch

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This week’s Spotlist

The songs I’m listening to this week on – old and new – collected on a handy playlist, should you want to do the same.

The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance 

Because, why not?

The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me 

For those feeling let down by the election results, feel hard done by in a funky way with this irresistible classic about being hurt and disappointed.

Snoop Dogg – Awake 

The Lion is dead, long live the Dogg. The laconic rapper ditches reggae and returns with an album of slinky rap tunes in Bush, produced by Pharrell and featuring Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamarr and Rick Ross, amongst others. This track features the Dogg in particularly slinky mood.

Tink – Ratchet Commandments 

The 20-year-old rapper hooks up with Timbaland for this brutal sermon announcing her arrival in the big leagues. Expect a debut album this year.

Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High) 

Raw, bruised electro-pop from the Swede’s debut Queen of the Clouds. Her explicit and honest lyrics and husky voice straddle this 21-track opus, making an addictive, huge album. As she sings, “sometimes I’m charming as f***.”

Roisin Murphy – Uninvited Guest 

Glassy, languid, slightly menacing disco from the queen of such. On her new album, Hairless Toys.

Susanne Sundfor – Insects 

More Scandiness in this psychedelic closer to the singer’s latest album, Ten Love Songs, which provides what it says on the tin with innovation and Beethoven.

Rozi Plain – Friend City 

A cheery, chirpy song, from the London based singer-songwriter’s album Friend.

Nancy Sinatra – Lady Bird

Dark blue treasure from the iconic 60s singer.

Bop English – Falling at Your Feet 

James Petralli, the lead singer of White Denim, unleashes his debut solo album as alter ego Bop English. Fans of the band will like this, though it is a looser, more experimental take on his usual style.

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