Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better

The chorus creeps upon you slowly and hits you with a sumptuous mix of electro riffs and drum machines, sounding like a long lost 80s classic.

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Released 31 Mar 2008 | | By Simon Ridley | Rating: 4
Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better

The latest single from Roisin Murphy explodes with a quick drum loop and when the throbbing bassline hits it is clear where this release is aimed - the middle of the most sophisticated dance floor. Murphy makes real dance music that is retro, yet distinctly fresh at the same time, surpassing many of her contemporaries. Her vocal delivery is always perfect and this single is no different. The vocals are breathless and floaty, with plenty of echoey effects, giving the song a sexual dimension that is missing from much of her solo album. The chorus creeps upon you slowly and hits you with a sumptuous mix of electro riffs and drum machines, sounding like a long lost 80s classic.

If that sounds like your kind of thing then you need to get 'You Know Me Better' inside your head. Moloko were always regarded as one of the higher quality dance acts of the 1990s, and since going solo Murphy has proven once again that her work should be taken more seriously than a lot of her competitors. There is a sophistication to the production on this release that stands her apart from her peers, and by rights she should be as big as Kylie.