Roisin Murphy danced and dressed to the nines at her sold out two-night stint in Camden Town’s KOKO. Under a giant disco ball and amidst decadent Victorian decor, Murphy dazzled through a set focusing mainly on her recent sophomore solo release, Overpowered. Her new material was met with as much vibrant enthusiasm as if the album had been a classic, and from the minute she made her entrance ‘til the end, the venue was grooving non-stop.

A deejay pumped up Murphy’s loyal subjects to varied disco beats as Murphy energetically made her way to the stage equipped with a band, two soulful backup singers and a glimmering screen show in the background. She launched into “Cry Baby” followed by dance anthems like “Dear Miami” and “Movie Star”. Best moments from the new album were already hits, “Overpowered” and “Let Me Know”. From her Moloko days she churned out “Forever More” and “The Truth”, a nostalgic moment in the night.

A dramatic encore closed with “Ramalama (Bang Bang)” from her first solo album, Ruby Blue. Throughout the set, Murphy garnered applause for changing into outlandish garb, from haute hats to billowing jackets and asymmetrical shades. Her look was Judy Jetson meets Gwen Stefani gone Euro-chic. Murphy blurred the lines between a fashion and music show, creating almost two hours’ worth of brilliant eye and ear candy.–Andrea D’Alessandro/photos by Andrea D’Alessandro