Morcheeba release their eclectic and beautiful new album, 'Head Up High' through [PIAS] Recordings on 14th October 2013. The same day, the band also release the lead single, 'Gimme You Love' and will later embark on a full European tour this autumn.
Their eighth studio album, 'Head Up High' is written by all three band members, Paul and Ross Godfrey and Skye Edwards with production by Paul Godfrey. The album reflects a series of significant changes in the trio's lives while marking the success of the bands career spanning eighteen years since the release of their debut album, 'Who Can You', an acclaimed trip-hop blueprint and the root of Morcheeba's universal success and appeal having sold millions of albums worldwide.
The album plays hosts to a truly stellar mix of guest features from hip hop legend, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), rap mogul Nature Boy, the smoky vocals of James Petralli (White Denim), cheeky UK rhymers, Rizzle Kicks and the fierce French-Chilean rapper, Ana Tijoux who Paul first encountered on hit TV show, 'Breaking Bad'. The diversity of guests on the album is an inarguable accolade to Morcheeba, highlighting the magnitude of their career and influence on artist's whole generations apart.
Morcheeba's impressive back catalogue showcases the bands ability to consistently evolve and develop their sound. Following 2010's 'Blood Like Lemonade', 'Head Up High' has been two years in the crafting and demonstrates a new sense of movement. The beat master, Paul has explored the wonders of analogue synthesis, producing deeper and more irregular basslines hinting at post-dubstep productions, while Ross is responsible for the musical colour, tints and tones. Skye's melodious vocal adds her signature ethereal texture to the tracks, complimenting the new bass sounds and adding atmosphere to a more uptempo paced album.
The single, 'Gimme Your Love', is an infectious synth-driven track which is lifted Skye-wards by a melting vocal and hooky chorus - the perfect introduction to the additive sounds of a new brooding landscape from these musical pioneers.
Morcheeba are a stand-out live act who have taken their acclaimed show to all the corners of the globe across their career. This autumn the band will embark on a full European tour finishing on home turf at the Forum in London on 19th November.
Full European Live Dates:
24th Oct Roxy, Prague
26th Oct Den Atelier, Luxembourg
28th Oct Theaterfabrik, Munich
29th Oct Gibson, Frankfurt
30th Oct C-Club, Berlin
1st Nov Gruenspan, Hamburg
2nd Nov Kantine, Cologne
4th Nov Paradiso, Amsterdam
5th Nov Het Depot, Leuven
7th Nov Olympia, Paris
8th Nov Krakatoa, Bordeaux
9th Nov Bikini, Toulouse
10th Nov Theatre Du Moulin, Marseille
12th Nov La Rodia, Besancon
13th Nov Laiterie Club, Strasbourg
14th Nov Komplex 457, Zurich
15th Nov Thonex Live, Geneva
18th Nov ABC, Glasgow
19th Nov Forum, London
1st Dec Meo Arena, Lisbon
3rd Dec But, Madrid
5th Dec Culture Factory, Girona
7th Dec WUK, Vienna
8th Dec Culture factory, Zagreb
10th Dec Durer Kert, Budapest
11th Dec Arenele Romane, Bucherest
13th Dec NDK Hall 3, Sofia
14th Dec Gargarin, Athens
Listen to 'Gimme Your Love' (Leo Zero Remix) here: