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Moronic Changeling

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Band Name
Moronic Changeling
Members
Origin
Bristol, UK
Genre(s)
Alt-rock, pop-rock, madcore
Years Active
2005 - Present
Label(s)
RvM 2005 - 2007
Caution! Records 2007
Serenade Records 2007
M/M Records 2007 - 2008
AOR 2008
FTL Records 2008 - present
Management
CBM 2005 - Present
External Link


Moronic Changeling is a "madcore" band on Cruz-Bishop Management from Bristol, UK.

Early LifeEdit

The "original three" Moronics - Kaethe van Mouschi, Somerset Bissell and Nickola "Nick" Biggs - met as teenagers. Biggs and Bissell met in a karate class, they later went on to meet van Mouschi in a café. The three became a surprising set of friends, and formed a band, known as "The Complete And Utter Fruits". After writing their first song, the three girls approached James Cruz-Bishop III at CBM, then known as Kirsty Cruz Management, and gave him the demo. "Three dirty girls, with a lyrically terrible song, the guitar even worse than the words," Cruz-Bishop said, "there were so many reasons why I shouldn't sign them. But we had no bands at KCM, Kirsty wasn't around to disapprove, so I signed them. And look where we got to!"

Name ChangeEdit

The band changed their name to Moronic Changeling after breakfast one morning - Biggs, who never got on with van Mouschi, was trying to think of new insults for her. She came up with "moronic changeling", Bissell said that it sounded like a great band name (whether it is or not is debatable), and so it was.

Fruitilicious EraEdit

Shop Assistant - The BeginningEdit

Shop assistant

The art for "Shop Assistant" with the "showgirl" mascot.

Despite only being released in the UK and only selling just shy of 50,000 copies, the band considered first single "Shop Assistant" to be a success. The catchy, cheesy pop song gained them their first following. It is still the most popular Moronics song, and is usually used as an encore at gigs to this day.
"It's the kind of song which you listen to and just can't get out of your head," said Cruz-Bishop, manager from beginning to present. "It's just plain addictive."
The song may be about a male shop assistant, but the cartoon showgirl on the cover became Moronic Changeling's mascot. The outfit that the little faerie is wearing was a favourite of van Mouschi's - Bissell and Biggs covered up more!

The First Line-up ChangeEdit

Basically, everyone (bar van Mouschi herself) agreed that van Mouschi couldn't actually play guitar to save her life. They auditioned guitarists left, right and centre, but nobody seemed to fit. It was pure coincidence that got them Justin Jenkins. Biggs and Bissell happened to be out shopping, when they saw the shop assistant in question in the song - daring ninja girl Biggs asked him out for van Mouschi, it just so happened that he could play guitar, and the rest is history!

Justin

Justin - the first male Moronic, the shop assistant himself.

Going from line-up #1 to line-up #2 after just one single may seem like "typical Moronic Changeling" today. Little did they know that Jenkins joining the band would be the first of a long, long list of line-up changes throughout their career.

Someotherday & How Will I Go?Edit

Two further singles were released with this line-up. The first was "Someotherday" - Cruz-Bishop called this song "the first song they wrote that made any sense". Sophy Catherine Kerry, who would later become a member of the band and is the twin sister of current lead vocalist Bikki Bunney, modelled for the cover of this. The lyric is also supposedly the set of words that got Jenkins to propose to van Mouschi. The second was "How Will I Go?", a song about suicide. Though some say that this was related to the later suicide attempts of Biggs, at the time the band claimed that "it means nothing".

The Album & Moving OnEdit

Main article : Fruitilicious

On the same day as "How Will I Go?", the Moronics' first album "Fruitilicious" was released. Selling just over 300,000 copies, it was considered to be something of a depressing flop.

Fruitilicious

Fruitilicious art.

This was the final release by this line-up. Almost straight after, van Mouschi and Biggs could no longer stand the sight of each other, and Biggs (literally) kicked van Mouschi out of the band.
"Kaethe - you either love her or hate her, big personality," Cruz-Bishop explained. "Nick - hot-tempered, fiery little ninja. The two matched up musically, but they were pretty much made not to get along. How they managed to stay friends for this long is still a mystery to me."
After leaving Moronic Changeling, van Mouschi went on to pursue a solo project, but after this went aboard the failboat, she went on to form the band K.I.C.K.A.R.S.E., which was far more successful. It was time for Moronic Changeling to move on as well - no further singles were released from "Fruitilicious", and they went in search of a new lead singer.

DiscographyEdit

Main article : Moronic Changeling discography
Year Title Type High Chart
2005 Fruitilicious Studio 139
2006 Moronic Changeling Studio 93
2006 Oh No, Not Them Again! Studio 133
2006 The Love Embrace Of The Universe Best Of 5
2007 lovefearhatetears Studio 1
2007 Emotional Fuckwittage Studio 1
2007 Faith Studio 22
2007 Going Shopping Best Of 27
2007 ARE YOU MAD!? Covers Compilation 2
2008 m.c.x Studio 1


Moronic Changeling (edit)
Singles : Shop Assistant | Someotherday | How Will I Go? | Portsmouth Girl | FTM | Burn The Witch | Nick's Song | Dedication | Nature's Law | Nick's Final Song | Back In The Day | Least I Could Do | Frometastic! | Flippant Comments | Shop Assistant (re-release) | The Love Embrace Of The Universe | Broken Biscuits | I'm Not A Boy, Not Quite A Woman | Kaeli's Secrets | Jab | Witch Hunt | Little Girl | Somewhere | Nick's Sixth - The Comeback Special | Until Death Do Us Part | Bunney Returnage! | Come Home | Dead From The Cup Down | Catherine | Five Pointed Star | Carry You Home (Madness For Mayhem) | God Only Knows (Floor Song) | Bitten | My pink dog sleep here | Bound To Be Me | God Only Knows (Floor Song) .... The Return | Waste Of Space | Behind A Wall Of Sympathy | The Wandering Fire EP | Path Of Cat And Blood Of Life | Carry You Home (Madness For Robobik)
Albums : Fruitilicious | Moronic Changeling | Oh No, Not Them Again! | The Love Embrace Of The Universe | lovefearhatetears | Emotional Fuckwittage | Faith | Going Shopping | ARE YOU MAD!? | m.c.x

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