NEW ALBUM: MORCHEEBA | DARKEST BLUE
Remembered as trip-hop pioneers of the mid-90s, Morcheeba first came to the fore with their airier, blissed-out take on the genre that was moodily soundtracking the post-rave landscape. They’ve since shaken off the trip-hop label and have released their new album titled "Blackest Blue," which returns us to that era with its melancholy notes. It includes features with Duke Garwood (known for his work with Mark Lanegan, amongst others) and Brad Barr (The Slip, The Barr Brothers). The album is a slow burner, lifting and cocooning you in a way that only a serene Morcheeba track can, although sometimes failing to pack the punch we’ve heard on previous releases. Morcheeba will be back on the road this summer; the band will perform on The Big Feastival’s main stage on Friday, August 27th, with more live dates to be announced.