British pioneers of trip-hop, Morcheeba have been surfing successfully since 1995. Even if the history of this trio is chaotic, with its lot of departures and returns, this English vaudeville has never tainted their production. Life sometimes! A first album, Who Can You Trust, in 1996, will charm the whole world. At the controls, the charismatic singer Skye Edwards and the Godfrey brothers, Paul as DJ Producer and Ross as multi-instrumentalist Shiva.
Two years later, the album, Big Calm, will propel their career internationally. Their trip-hop, abandoned some would say, will go well with new styles that the trio wishes to explore. Reggae and jazz will make their appearance. The public is conquered!
Same evolution with Fragments of Freedom in 2000. More pop than trip-hop and more accessible, the first single Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day will sign their first hit. In 2003, the album Charango was released, but internally nothing went right, and Skye Edwards left the band to go solo. From then on, the brothers will hire, per album, Guest on vocals. But a happy breaking news will announce in 2010 the return of Skye for the 7th album Blood Like Lemonade.
After the departure of Paul in 2014 and a long absence, Morcheeba signs its return in 2021 with Blackest Blue which sounds their return to the sources of trip-hop. Their fans are ecstatic: Morcheeba is back on the road. They will be on the stage of the Palais Longchamp on July 27 and it’s a first, don’t delay!
Photo credit © Michelle Hayward
Skye Edwards : singing
Ross Godfrey : guitar
Steve Gordon : bass