Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt.
A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper.
Over the years the band became one of the most interesting and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy, part of that community that Simon Reynolds defined as “Italian Occult Psychedelia” and well known for their really intense live shows, something in between a rite and an artistic performance.
Father Murphy furiously performed all over Europe and toured North America with Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Iceage and Xiu Xiu, and has been praised by the Archdruid Julian Cope, Michael Gira, Geoff Barrow, among lots of others.
After five albums and a plethora of EPs and limited releases, The Italian outfit just finished their last effort, a trilogy on the Cross, consisting of Calvary (EP released in January 2015 by the British label Blue Tapes), Croce (album out March 2015 on the American The Flenser) and Lamentations (EP out November 2015 on the Italian Backwards).