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Uly lost a decade of creative work on a faulty hard drive and started again with ‘All The Sins I’ve Forgotten’

Uly lost a decade of creative work on a faulty hard drive and started again with ‘All The Sins I’ve Forgotten’


Dubliner Uly has announced a new single, EP and tour dates.

One of the worst possible things imaginable has happened to Raphino Murphy in the modern creative world this year.

In June, the songwriter lost a decade of creative work – countless recording sessions, demos, and collaborations – when a hard drive malfunctioned. A full-length project was also completely lost, which was due to be released before the end of the year.

I know what you are thinking, because it’s the same thing I am. Why wasn’t there an online backup? (Seriously, every artist or anyone with a computer should be using Dropbox or similar to back up things automatically).

However, what’s lost is lost, and Uly has rewound things to the starting line again, and approached anew with good grace, and a fresh head.

all the sins i’ve forgotten’ is the first taste of a new project written since then, the sometimes sad/sometimes groovy 6 track EP, a title which encapsulates his entire music vibe to be quite honest with you.


The EP is out on November 24th.

Uly is going on tour

Uly has shows in Cork Jazz, a headline in Dublin on November 17th at the Sugar Club , Roisin Dubh in Galway, Dolan’s in Limerick and and more including Other Voices Cardigan.

Four of the shows will be with a full eight-piece band.

Tickets and full dates links here.

Uly / Insta


‘Sometimes sad, sometimes groovy’. 

Deeply influenced by pop, soul, jazz, nostalgic production value and doing-it-yourself – Uly (né Rafino Murphy)’s work is highly personal, exploratory and largely revolves around identity and self all against a backdrop of comforting, immersive and captivating harmony. 

After a devastating loss of a decade’s worth of music and a would-be new album back in June, Uly has decided the only thing to do is begin again. Burying himself in new work and turning his back on the hectic summer festival season, Uly is set to release completely new work from September. It is sonically fresh for him, yet familiar – slotting seamlessly into his sonic world. It highlights Uly’s growth as an artist – both in craft and technical ability. It is rich, vibrant, full of texture, and maybe most importantly – it sums his work up perfectly: sometimes sad, sometimes groovy. 

[…] Uly may be a child of the greatest traditions, but he’s also etching out his own corner. – Dean Van Nguyen, Pitchfork 

Uly – ‘All The Sins I’ve Forgotten’ lyrics

i’m afraid of the wind

of the wind these days

and the fortune it brings

anew this time

not awake in mind

there’s a real thing

you can’t escape

is it real

or am I dreaming?

is it real

or am I dreaming?

I’m afraid of myself

of the harm my words

leave in their wake

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Fcukers. Photo: Lolita Harley.

if I walk lightly will I disappear?

if I walk lightly will I disappear?


is it real

or am i dreaming?

is it real

or am i dreaming?

carve your face in the moonside

hang it up

with the stars that shine above

maybe I’ll forgive

all the sins i’ve forgotten

all the sins I’ve 

all the sins

all the sins I’ve forgotten

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