Genre-defying British group Morcheeba is one of the headliners of the fourth annual Metronome Festival, offering the Czech public the first chance to witness their amazing stage show in six years. The award-winning group that has sold millions of recordings and persevered through many difficult situations is coming to Prague in support of its new album that’s earned kudos from both fans and critics. Fans who attend Metronome can look forward to Morcheeba’s legendary hits and exciting new material. You can’t miss this unforgettable event!
Let’s look back on what Morcheeba has accomplished in its long history. We all know about the band’s name, but here is Morcheeba in dates.
Morcheeba was officially founded in 1995. Soon after that, Ross Godfrey and his hip hop-loving brother Paul, who wrote the band’s lyrics and was responsible for production, met singer Skye Edwards at a party, and that was the dawn of Morcheeba as the band became known.
They published their first album, Who Can You Trust, in 1996, as well as the eponymous single. Although the group was immediately associated with the trip-hop scene along with bands like Massive Attack, Air, Zero 7, Tricky, Moby, Bonobo, Moloko, DJ Shadow, or UNKLE, this first album showed Morcheeba’s potential to defy the definition of a single genre. In short, Morcheeba had something more to offer that made the band special among its contemporaries.
Worldwide acclaim came with the group’s second album Big Calm in 1998 and the massive hit single Over and Over. The following album, Fragments of Freedom, was released in 2000 and garnered sharp criticism and divided reactions. However, it also spawned the band’s biggest hit, Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day. Morcheeba followed that in 2002 with Charango, a new studio project that was a return to the group’s original style and included the single Otherwise.
The band was then rocked in 2004 with the departure of singer Skye Edwards. Now comprised of just the Godfrey brothers, the duo continued on and released another album entitled Dive Deep in 2008. The experimental project was based on inviting untraditional musical guests, which may have been a negative in the end. The public will probably only recall the song Enjoy the Ride.
In 2010, Morcheeba announced the return of Skye Edwards and released a new album dubbed Blood Like Lemonade, which was a sort of return to the darker sounds of the band’s origin.
Another album, Head Up High, followed in 2013 spawning the hit Gimme Your Love. The group’s last studio effort to date, Blaze Away, was released in June of 2018 and was warmly received by both fans and critics with the popular hit Never Undo. However, this was recorded as a duo after Paul Godfrey left the group to pursue solo projects.
Fans can look forward to Morcheeba playing the latest from Blaze Away as well as the group’s biggest hits at Metronome Festival, an exceptional opportunity to hear them play live in the Czech Republic for the first time in more than six years!