Moloko is an electronic/pop group from Sheffield, England, consisting of RÃ³isÃn Murphy and Mark Brydon.
The band's name originates from the novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, in which it means either "milk" (the name of a milk drink Alex and his 'droogs' consume, and the Russian word for milk) or "method of narcotic ingestion"; similarly fellow electronic Sheffield band Heaven 17 had also taken their name from the novella when they formed in 1980, shortly after leaving (the original incarnation of) the Human League.
Murphy was born in Dublin, and had no prior professional experience as a singer. Brydon already had an extensive resumÃ© 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 gaine...
|music genre||Electronica, Trip-hop, Dance music|
|current members||Róisín Murphy & Mark Brydon|