For Róisín Murphy, unpredictability is a necessity. Amid the stultifying homogeneity of most contemporary pop and disco, the Irish-born artist’s catalog is a rich amalgam of musical styles and cultures, inspired as much by Iggy Pop and Grace Jones as by Laurie Anderson and J.G. Ballard.1 Her genre-melding predilections echo the diversity of revelers at Manchester and Sheffield clubs in the late 1980s and early ’90s, where she immersed herself at just 15 years old by staying put in Manchester, alone, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 49 Tove Lo The pop star reflects on the big feelings behind her biggest hits. Music Issue 46 Hun Choi DJ Hunee outlines his dance floor philosophy. Music Issue 46 Lil Silva A superstar collaborator steps into the spotlight. Music Issue 44 Sigrid Scandipop's fresh face on stagecraft and The Sims. Music Issue 43 Brendan Yates The Turnstile frontman on hardcore's sweet side. Music Issue 43 Cat Power Musician Chan Marshall opens the door to a different dimension.