Damon Albarn and his Gorillaz, helped out by singer Daley, played a wonderful three song set for BBC’s Radio One, of which their new single “Doncamatic” and “On Melancholy Hill”. However the highlight of the show was the unexpected cover of The xx‘s barren, yet touching “Crystalised”, which the band performed remarkably and even more stripped down than the original – just acoustic guitar, piano, and xylophone. Watch the live video of Gorillaz’s take on Crystalised, as well as the other two songs from the session, right below.
Gorillaz – Crystalised (The xx cover) [DOWNLOAD MP3]
Gorillaz – Doncamatic
Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill