Founded in the dark ages of the eighties, Laboratoires Murphy has since materialised in many formations and a multitude of styles, whilst never straying far from that most basic tool of communication: the pop song. Comic and poetic, with a diversity that makes them difficult to categorise, Laboratoires Murphy are one outcome of the realisation that 'we can do anything'.
'truly eccentric and absolutely out of step with any known fashion, past or present, though obliquely familiar to many of them' - Chris Cutler
'runs against the grain and yet reiterates the possibilities of communication that the pop song embodies: music that speaks of a locale, we might even say (unfashionably) a community. Laboratoires Murphy provide useful ammunition for those whose faith in the marginal and the progressive is not entirely spent' - Wire Magazine
Selected discography: Working Stiffs - 'Metamurphosis',
Orchestre Murphy - 'Frankincense', Orchestre Murphy - 'Bogtrotting',
Orchestre Murphy - 'Smut', 'Miners of Banal', The Plain People of England - 'The Gab, Gift or Curse?'.