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Kosheen were a British electronic music group based in Bristol, United Kingdom. The group consisted of singer-songwriter Sian Evans, songwriter-producer Markee Ledge and producer-songwriter Darren Decoder. The name Kosheen derives from the name of a North American Apache warrior, Cochise. When in Japan, it was discovered that a combination of the Japanese words for "old" and "new" would make "Kosheen" in Japanese.


Their first album, Resist, was released in September 2001 on Moksha recordings/BMG and reached number eight in the UK album chart. It spawned the singles " Suicide", "Hide U" , "Catch", "Hungry" and "Harder".


Their second album, Kokopelli—released in August 2003 on Moksha Recordings/Sony and named after a mythical Native American spirit—focused less on drum and bass beats and more on guitar riffs and darker-toned lyrics. It outperformed its predecessor in the UK album chart by reaching number seven, and the single "All In My Head" also reached number seven, but it did not sell as well as its predecessor.


Their third album, Damage, was released in Europe via Moksha/Universal Germany in March 2007. The UK edition of Damage, featuring two new tracks—"Analogue Street Dub" and "Professional Friend" —was released via Moksha Recordings in September 2007.


The first single from Damage was "Overkill", released in March and August 2007.


In 2010, Kosheen set up their own label, Skeleton, with its first release, "Warning", released on 27 September. On 19 December 2010, they posted the first track, "Belladonna", from Independence, on their Facebook page, along with three more tracks on their Soundcloud page.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kosheen", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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