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Sheffield, United Kingdom (1995 – 2004, 2006 – 2006)

Moloko is a suspended Sheffield, UK, / band, founded by Mark Brydon (b. Sunderland, UK) and Róisín Murphy (b. Arklow, IE), in 1995. It débuted with Moloko EP (May 1995, Echo) / album Do You Like My Tight Sweater? (Sept 1995, Echo) and the latest studio album is Statues (Mar 2003, Echo).

They met at a Sheffield party, when Murphy had no prior professional singing experience. Meanwhile, Brydon had thirteen-year musical résumé, first with Chakk / Hula pioneering EBM (then, aka ). Subsequently, within dance music, he formed / produced / remixed / acts, e.g. producing Krush’s hit “House Arrest” (1987, FON) and his 1993 Cloud Nine project. Murphy approached Brydon with chat-up line “Do you like my tight sweater? See how it fits my body!” - hence their début album’s title. ‘Moloko’ originates from the Nadsat slang for “milk” (from the Russian, молоко), in Anthony Burgess novel “A Clockwork Orange”.

Recorded while the pair were dating, Do You Like My Tight Sweater? gained notice on underground dance and scenes, then more so with I Am Not a Doctor (Jul 1998, Echo). The later yielded Sing It Back (Mar 1999), which broke Moloko into the mainstream. Remixed by house producer Boris Dlugosch, Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix) (Jul 1999), was a massive Ibiza hit and entered the top-five of 1999 weekly UK singles charts, helped by a psychedelic video featuring the attractive Murphy in a very short metallic flapper dress and cap.

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  • DjsMix74

    Sing it back, baby!!! :-)

    13 Sep 8:02pm Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    "Statues" is sooooo lovely!

    7 Sep 1:21pm Reply
  • Nitro43

    "Never say never". I'd die if they reunite.

    30 Aug 3:46pm Reply
  • RichieNewell

    Honestly, Should've been Could've been is the best song ever written ever.

    6 Aug 5:33am Reply
  • spicecrafts

    The guys eyebags always make me feel a bit nauseous :/

    16 Jul 6:33pm Reply
  • siliconworld

    13 Jul 9:39pm Reply
  • firefly2811

    What is a number without any time, You can't get higher with nothing to climb, Why have a body if you ain't got a mind, What is a searcher with nothing to find, Why is the traffic refusing to stop, Why climb the ladder if you can't reach the top,

    19 Apr 7:33pm Reply
  • firefly2811

    What is a god of phoney creation, Where am I going with no destination, What if the fish came from the sea, What if my lover made me feel free, What if my intake caused revelation, What if the point was reincarnation,

    19 Apr 7:32pm Reply
  • oidoperdido

    I agree with Azzyk. I wish i could see them live. New album please!

    28 Jan 9:42pm Reply
  • Azzyk

    I wish I was born much earlier to see them live at least once ... :(

    16 Jan 2:54pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    After almost a decade, I have come to the conclusion that their debut is their best.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Merve_Lee

    awesome live band [2]

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    awesome live band

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    great voice love forever more. awesome video to the track.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    I wish Brydon would have dropped an instrumental album or something. He has a very unique way of putting tracks together.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • handcuter

    Catalogue!

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • FraHelvete

    Just realized that Paddy Considine, one of my favourite actors and directors, actually appears in the video for "Familiar Feeling", a song that has been with me since my childhood. Surreal.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LuDux

    :_(

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • LuDux

    http://www.last.fm/music/Moloko/+images/91476013

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • juliendu48

    Sing It Back

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
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