Morcheeba shared the second single and title track from their upcoming ninth studio album “Blaze away”.
The song sees the collaboration with UK hip-hop icon Roots Manuva. Contagiously upbeat, the track mixes the charismatic and sensual voice of Skye Edwards with Ross Godrey’s flagship grooves, elevated by the presence of Roots.
Skye and Ross met the British rapper at a festival in Moscow. About it, Godfrey said: “We were backstage and all pretty smashed. Roots is such a great performer and character, I invited him to my studio when we were both back in London. I sent him a beat and a riff for the song Blaze Away and he came up with some lyrics, then lost them. Half an hour before the recording, he wrote new lyrics that had such incredible energy that they completely changed the dynamic of the album. Roots said in rap what we had been trying to express more wistfully. He cuts straight to the chase, which inspired us to be more raw and forthright. The early Morcheeba records are really mellow and slow, which is nice when you’re chilling out. But right now, we’re plugged in to playing live, which means being more raw and upbeat. We’re not afraid to have big fuzzy guitar riffs or be a bit rough round the edges.”
Prior to “Blaze away”, Morcheeba released the soul ballad “Never undo” in March. “Blaze away” is due out on June 1 and is the band’s first album since 2013’s “Head up high”.

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06 May – Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
08 May – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
09 May – Gibson, Frankfurt, Germany
10 May – Muffathalle, Munchen, Germany
11 May – Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
19 May – Festival Marítimo, Pasaia, Spain
21 May – October Palace, Kyiv, Ukraine
23 May – Kosmonaut, St Petersburg, Russia
24 May – GlavClub, Moscow, Russia
26 May – Common People, Oxford, United Kingdom
09 June – Hangar 11, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
16 June – Festival Urbane Kulture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
17 June – Festi’Neuch, Neuchatel, Switzerland
20 June – Casino Estoril, Cascais, Portugal
22 June – Skopje Calling Festival, Skopje, Macedonia
23 June – Knežev Arsenal, Kragujevac, Serbia
01 July – Fiesta X FOLD, Glasgow, United Kingdom
06 July – Saveur Jazz Festival, Segre, France
13 July – Jazz a Vienne, Vienne, France
14 July – Beat Herder Festival, Sawley, United Kingdom
15 July – Rhythmtree Festival, Shalfleet, United Kingdom
21 July – La Mar de Musicas, Murcia, Spain
22 July – Lusty Glaze, Newquay, United Kingdom
26 July – Port de Beaulieu-sur Mer, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France
27 July – Standon Calling, Ware, United Kingdom
28 July – La Fete du Cognac, Cognac, France
31 July – Zelt Musik Festival, Freiburg, Germany
01 August – Tollhaus Kulturzentrum e.V., Karlsruhe, Germany
02 August – World Music Festival, Merano, Italy
04 August – Festival in Pia, Pia, France
08 August – Magic Night Festival, Zofingen, Switzerland
12 August – Boomtown Fair, Winchester, United Kingdom
26 October – Soundedit festival, Lodz, Poland
09 November – Festival Les Rendez-vous Sonique, St-Lo, France
10 November – LE FORUM / PARC DES EXPOS, Le Mans, France
11 November – LE COLISEE, Roubaix, France
13 November – Le Trianon, Paris, France
14 November – Leverkusener Jazztage, Leverkusen, Germany