The Herbaliser

Formed 1993.
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The Herbaliser in conversation with Huey Morgan

Jake and Ollie from The Herbaliser join Huey to talk about their new album.

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The Herbaliser is a jazz rap band formed by Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba (Born Oliver Lawrence Trattles) in London, England during the early 1990s. Although currently releasing on their own label and having previously been signed to !K7 Records, they were one of the best-known acts from the Ninja Tune independent record label. They have released 11 albums, including two DJ mixes: one for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel series and the other for Fabric's Live Mix series. The Herbaliser's album Same As It Never Was was their first release on !K7 Records. Their latest album There Were Seven was released in September 2012, on their own label Department H.

Jake Wherry has also recorded solo tracks as The Meateaters, released on the Parisian Big Cheese label, and has worked with The Propheteers.

Ollie Teeba is also part of Soundsci with Jonny Cuba of Dynamic Syncopation, Audessey ex-Mass Influence, U-George The Hemisphere and Oxygen Sputnick Brown

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of There Were Seven

    There Were Seven 2012

    Reviewed by Ian Roullier
    Repeated listens of this finely realised album are an enjoyable must.
  2. Review of Herbal Tonic

    Herbal Tonic 2010

    Reviewed by Andy Fyfe
    As good a soundtrack to the last decade and a half as anyone can muster.
  3. Review of Take London

    Take London 2005

    Reviewed by Adam Webb
    ...whatever they produce has always been executed with admirable levels of wit,...
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