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London, United Kingdom (1995 – present)

Morcheeba are a British band that mixes influences from , , and . The word “morcheeba” means “the way of marijuana” (“MOR” - the middle of the road & “Cheeba” - informal name for cannabis).

Formed in 1995, they consisted of Paul Godfrey (), Ross Godfrey on guitar and keyboards with Skye Edwards as the primary vocalist fronting the band. While churning up interest through an underground presence mostly in London, the band finally broke through when featured on the Ultra-Chilled series.

Their first two releases seemed to portend a trip-hop based modern psychedelia that they seemed to completely eschew for a meatier, beatier, mom pop-centric sound on 2000’s Fragments of Freedom. This completely confounded some fans and critics who immediately wrote them off — many of whom would later return and eat their words. The band took another big turn in 2005 with The Antidote.

Daisy Martey (formerly of the band noonday underground) joined in 2005 to succeed Skye Edwards. In 2003 the Godfrey brothers made the decision to part with Skye and asked her to leave Morcheeba, she went on to pursue a solo career. However, as Skye Edwards and her voice had become a very integral part of the Morcheeba sound in the minds of many of the band’s fans, the rather abrupt switch to a new lead singer had met with mixed reactions, including criticisms that the “new” Morcheeba was no longer as electrifying in person. Perhaps because of this, the Godfrey brothers replaced Daisy with yet another singer - Jody Sternberg - for their live performances.

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  • PanyaTanina

    The Sea ♥

    9 Apr 10:07am Reply
  • Shinolda

    thx for tour in russia

    15 Mar 8:54pm Reply
  • handcuter

    I can never be bored of Skye's voice!

    2 Mar 6:39pm Reply
  • celer2008

    Head Up High is good but it does sound like they are merely appropriating different new sounds.

    28 Feb 10:37pm Reply
  • finick_net

    Soon in Nizhny Novgorod! Let's chillout!

    26 Feb 5:30pm Reply
  • GeorgeStalkeL

    Совсем скоро в Казани, ура!

    25 Feb 9:25pm Reply
  • jaichme

    Head Up High is GREAT! It's amazing to listen to so much fresh stuff from a band that's been playing for 20 years. Gimme Your Love - a masterpiece, but there are plenty more great songs. Make Believer? Helllooooo

    24 Feb 1:23pm Reply
  • Empathy82

    sehr geil

    5 Feb 9:00pm Reply
  • kyzylsungur

    Electronic x Pop = Morcheeba

    10 Jan 7:25am Reply
  • juliendu48

    Merry Christmas

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dmitry_Thrashed

    amazing band, amazing albums, Canada hey ho \o

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • niqart

    Head Up High = their worst album to date ;( [3] Definitely. With the only worth song Gimme Your Love

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MiseryChastain

    okay, i agree it's not their best album. after i first heard it i was dissapointed, but then again.. i decided to give it a chance.. and now i can't even stop listening to head up high.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • handcuter

    Blood Like Lemonade ♥ [2]

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mavelix

    great songs "Head Up High" album. Call It Love > Release Me Now > Hypnotized. is better work that "Blood Like Lemonade" album. Morcheeba come back.

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Aretheia

    Thank you for beautiful concert yesterday in Zagreb :)

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Devildom

    new album is awesome [2]

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • EricValeev

    Blood Like Lemonade ♥

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • handcuter

    Head Up High is solid record after first listening!

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rj_eliza

    Head Up High = their worst album to date ;( [2]

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
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