The duo commented on the new direction saying “The early Morcheeba records are really mellow and slow, which is nice when you’re chilling out. But right now, we’re plugged in to playing live, which means being more raw and upbeat. We’re not afraid to have big fuzzy guitar riffs or be a bit rough round the edges.”
“we wanted to capture the energy and love of our live show, which is such a big part of the band. A lot of Skye’s vocals were recorded live, often in one take. Two of the tracks are in French. None of the guests or collaborators were planned. If we came across someone fun we wanted to work with, we asked them.”
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From its lush intro track ‘Never Undo’ you know already you’re in good hands for a solid piece of work to wrap your ears around. Morcheeba lay down some blissed out downtempo as all fans would expect, but also manage to switch things up in ‘Blaze Away’ and ‘Love dub’ a nice mix of tough beats and smooth grooves. Bringing further vocal quality to the release, as if we needed any more with the already beautiful vocals of Skye Edwards throughout are French star Benjamin Biolay and rap legend Roots Manuva, both bringing their ‘A’ game as usual and complimenting the Morcheeba sound perfectly. This new addition to the catalogue will not disappoint fans and for new listeners, well, this is Morcheeba enjoy.
Out now on Fly Algaric Records, check it out and ‘Blaze Away’
2.Blaze Away feat. Roots Manuva
6.Paris sur Mer feat. Benjamin Biolay
7.Find Another Way
8.Set Your Sails
9.Free of Debris
The album is being released alongside an extensive world headline and festival tour, which runs through to August, and will be followed by an Autumn / Winter headline UK tour.
look out for their World tour of 40 shows across 22 countries including South America, South Africa, Russia and Australia with Major UK Festival shows at Boomtown, Standon Calling, Rhythmtree and more.