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Electronica duo based in Sheffield comprising of Irish-born singer Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon

About Moloko

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Murphy was born in Dublin, and had no prior professional experience as a singer. Brydon already had an extensive resum? within the dance music community as a remixer and member of pop/house acts House Arrest and Cloud 9. They met at a party in Sheffield, when Murphy approached Brydon using the chat-up line, "Do you like my tight sweater? See how it fits my body!" This line would later become the title of their debut album, recorded while the pair were dating.

The first two albums Do You Like My Tight Sweater? and I Am Not a Doctor gained a cult following in the underground dance scene, due to the experimental nature of the recordings. The band broke into the mainstream when "Sing It Back", a track from I Am Not A Doctor, was remixed by house music producer Boris Dlugosch. The track was a massive hit in Ibiza, and this remixed version broke into the top-five of the UK singles chart in 1999, helped by a psychedelic video featuring the attractive Murphy in a very short layered metallic dress. "Sing It Back" was eventually featured on one of the faux radio channels in the hit PSP title Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, released in 2005.

In 2000 Moloko started touring as a full band along with percussionist Paul Slowly, keyboardist Eddie Stevens, and guitarist Dave Cook.

The band also had chart success with "The Time Is Now", the first single from the third album, Things to Make and Do. This album had relied less on the leftfield beats of the previous albums, and featured more organic instrumentation.

Murphy and Brydon ended their relationship in 2003, and then proceeded to record their fourth studio album, Statues. Like their previous album, Statues contained much traditional instrumentation along with the electronica sounds of earlier releases.

In 2004 Moloko released a live DVD, 11,000 Clicks, recorded on stage at the Brixton Academy. It contained many of their well known songs including "Indigo", "Sing It Back", and "The Time Is Now". The DVD was well reviewed as much for the exuberant crowd pleasing performance of R?is?n Murphy as the innovative musical sounds.

After concluding the tour supporting Statues, Moloko mutually parted ways, with Murphy launching a solo career.

A best of album, Catalogue, was released in 2006.


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