“Godfather of Goth” Peter Murphy has never been far from the music scene in which he was key in creating. His band Bauhaus, probably best known for their hit “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, was integral in the stabilization of the Goth genre of music. Even though they broke up in 1983 (they reunited for a tour in 1998, and again in 2006 with Nine Inch Nails, as Bauhaus was a huge influence on Reznor’s work), Murphy has been toiling on his solo work ever since. Murphy has had success in his solo career with singles like “Cuts You Up” off of 1990’s Deep, and “I’ll Fall With Your Knife” from 1997’s Cascade. In 2008, Murphy revealed he had plans to release a new album in 2009. Trent Reznor is rumored to have been producer on this new album, which will hopefully see release in 2010.
What is definite for 2010 is that Murphy will be embarking on something he calls the “Secret Bees Series”. A series of web casts starting in February which will feature Murphy and a group of musicians he has hand chosen. The first episode will be set in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate NY at a yet undisclosed location featuring Murphy, Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls) on drums and John Andrews(Peter Murphy band) on guitar. Murphy and his band will play his own solo classics as well as never before performed Bauhaus songs.
To keep yourself updated on the location, and times when the series will be broadcast, check out Murphy’s site: http://www.petermurphy.info/