Multi-million-selling darlings of down-tempo, Morcheeba, will release their seventh and latest album Blood Like Lemonade on June 7, 2010 through PIAS records.
The album will be preceded by the download single Even Though on May 24th.
Blood Like Lemonade sees Paul and Ross Godfrey united with Skye on vocals for the first time since 2002, restoring the original inimitable laid back charm that made Morcheeba the mainstay of many a chill-out session.
Blood Like Lemonade is the album Morcheeba have been searching for all these years, one which takes the essence of earlier classics like Who Can You Trust? and Big Calm, and transports it to exotic new places.
At its heart are the band's trademark oozing downtempo trip-hop grooves, embellished with intriguing, idiosyncratic flourishes like the African thumb-piano of Even Though, a song about an abandoned astronaut.
Paul Godfrey explains the lyrics: 'The lines about "the hidden dangers" and being "cast adrift in space" reflect worries about humanity. That was inspired by reading interviews with astronauts - they'd get into space and look back at the world, and couldn't understand why people were still fighting with each other, and why we were destroying our own planet, that was so beautiful from a distance. The heavy breathing sound is an astronaut breathing in his helmet. He doesn't have long to live, and at the end his breathing stops. He's basically just trying to send a message that we should all get along.'
Morcheeba have confirmed the following shows this summer, with more to be announced.
Watch "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" video (from 'Fragments of Freedom' album):
Morcheeba 2010 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
17 B1 Maximum Club, Moscow
18 Stereoleto Festival, St Petersburg
20 Parklive Festival, Bulgaria
8 Les Ardentes Festival, Liege
9 Festival Bete de Scene, Mulhouse
10 Festival Terres de Son, Tours
17 Festival Aux Zarbes, Auxerre
18 Den Atelier, Luxembourg
19 Paradiso, Amsterdam
24 Blue Balls Festival, Luzern
30 Hollywood Bowl, LA
31 Hollywood Bowl, LA