Em Todo Lugar – Moreno Veloso
I am a huge fan of Moreno, he has taken Brasilian Tropicalia into the future with a laid back charm and sophistication that is unparalleled.
Come In The Water – Barr Brothers
Quite simply the best band in the world right now, this track is from their first album, amazing song writers and musicians and truly wonderful in concert.
One Of These Days – Bedouine
A lovely tune that makes you want to move to the country and buy a gypsy caravan.
The Moon – Irena Zilic
Irena played a gig with Morcheeba in her native Croatia, she stunned us with her beautiful performance and her album is a must.
I’m Not Running Away – Feist
I love the way she plays guitar like Lightning Hopkins. I bumped into her a gig at a Dinosaur Jr concert in LA and have been a big fan ever since.
Ani Difranco – Grey
From her album Revelling Reckoning. I was at a party in NY, early 00’s, chatting to a stranger about what music he liked. He was a huge fan of Ani DiFranco. “Who’s she?” I asked. I’ll never forget his reply, in a loud American accent, ‘YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF ANI DIFRANCO?!! It was one of those moments when the music stopped and the room went silent! I went and bought this album shortly after and became a new fan.
Mercury Rev – Holes
Morcheeba’s Big Calm album turned 20 years old in 2018. Recently, I’ve been listening to a few alums that I was into around the same time our record came out, back in 1998. Mercury Rev Deserter’s Songs is an old favourite that I’ll always return too.
Sufjan Stevens – Visions Of Gideon
We’ve been travelling a lot, promoting the Morcheeba album ‘Blaze Away’. With a few long haul flights, there’s plenty of time to catch up on movies. I fell in love with this song from the movie Call Me By Your Name.
Skye Edwards – Never Ending
I really like falling asleep to music, so I bought a pair of wireless headphones, they are completely flat and sit in a soft head band. I made an extra long compilation with a few different albums, including one of my solo records called In A Low Light.
Duke Garwood Heavy Love
I absolutely adore the sound of this guys voice. Perfect for late night listening. Heavy Love is from his album of the same name. Mark Lanegan described Garwood as “one of his all time favourite artists”. I can imagine recording a beautiful duet with Duke.
Morcheeba return with their first new album in over five years. The British trip-hop pioneers have released 8 albums that have sold in excess of 10 million records in their career. Blaze Away, their positivity-packed ninth album, marks both a fresh start in its organic approach and a return to the joyous genre-mashing of their early days. There was no template for its ten, extraordinary songs, no self-imposed limits on style, no themes to be adhered to or rules in place to break.
“We brought back a lot of the influences of early Morcheeba records – from ‘50s blues, ‘60s psychedelic rock and ‘70s dub reggae to ‘80s electro and ‘90s hip hop. Whatever felt right, we went with” says producer Ross Godfrey.
Blaze Away will be released 1st June 2018 via the band’s imprint Fly Algaric Records, with label services provided by Kartel Music Group.
Alongside standout lead track ’Never Undo’ – a sublime downbeat electronic pop track, blending Skye Edwards sultry, charismatic vocals with Godrey’s signature grooves – the album has some notable features and collaborations. Roots Manuva guests on title track ‘Blaze Away’, where he cuts straight to the chase a with raw and forthright delivery laden with infectious grooves. French star Benjamin Biolay duets with Skye on the sensual ‘Paris Sur Mer’; a stream-of-consciousness fantasy about Paris. ‘Summertime’ a breezy pop track with a psychedelic guitar edge for which Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner co-wrote the lyrics. There’s even a brass section from Zion Train who played on their landmark ‘90s album Big Calm and guest on the glorious ‘Love Dub’.
Morcheeba’s global success is no surprise. Their melting pot sound has been border-hopping ever since the London-based band emerged from the mid-’90s trip hop scene that made them a household name. They’re about to embark on their biggest world tour taking in headline shows and festivals playing classics and debuting new tracks from their upcoming record to the delight of their global fan base.
“20 years in, it’s never taken us longer to tour the world. We’re still finding fans in places we’ve never played who’ve waited all this time to see us, or only recently discovered our music – It’s amazing” says Skye.
MMorcheeba New Album Blaze Away Out 1St June 2018
New Single ‘Never Undo’ Streaming Now