Gorillaz are a British musical and visual project created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The project consists of Gorillaz itself and an extensive fictional universe depicting a "virtual band" of cartoon characters. This band has four animated members: 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard, and melodica), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar and drum machine), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and occasional vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). Their fictional universe is explored through the band's website and music videos, as well as a number of other media, such as short cartoons. The music is a collaboration between various musicians, Albarn being the only permanent musical contributor. Their style is a composition of multiple musical genres, with a large number of influences including alternative, rock, hip hop, electronica, dub and pop.
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Gorillaz just recently released their new single, “DoYaThing” which is available for free download on Converse Music, and also threw in a music video to go with it. James and Andre 3000 are great in the track, and you’ll be delighted to see how they’ve been depicted for the video, along with the series of [...]
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 [...]
We’re well beyond the mid of the year and by the end of the summer, when most of the season’s notable releases get around surfacing, we’ll also probably be able to make outselves a solid idea of what the best records of 2010 are. NPR thought about this for a while and decided to hold [...]
Damon Albarn and his Gorillaz had some big shoes to fill this weekend at the famous Glastonbury Festival, where they played as headliners, replacing U2 who had to cancel their summer tour after Bono’s injury. Add that to the fact that last year Damon Albarn headlined the festival, when he played a legendary gig with [...]
Album name: Plastic Beach Artist name: Gorillaz Genre: Gorillaz Pop Released: 3 March 2010 Label: Parlophone/Virgin ZME Rating: 9/10 Website: www.gorillaz.com ——————————– It appears that the the self-titled debut of Gorillaz was the induction of the 21st Century into the popular culture, ya know before all that nasty terrorism and war stuff. Its follow-up, Demon [...]
We’re just three months into the new year and already there are talks about the first major plagiarism scandal of the year, following last year’s now infamous feud between Coldplay and Joe Satriani. This time around the protagonists are Gorillaz and 80′s raggae sensation Eddy Grant, the later claiming Damon Albarn blatantly used significant portions [...]
\ Released just this week, Plastic Beach already has a slew of almost unanimous critical acclaim, but Damon Albarn isn’t sitting on his laurels yet, though. As a really sweet ‘thank you’ to all of their fans, the cartoon band will play intimate dates in Portsmouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Brighton, Birmingham and Lincoln as a warm-up [...]
Yes, the forthcoming Gorillaz record, Plastic Beach, can be streamed in its entirety here. Go listen to it now. It’s that awesome.
This post is part of our “Top Albums of The Decade” series. Follow the series to read about the best music to grace our ears in the 2000s. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty) At the beginning of the decade, one of the nation’s most talented songwriters Sufjan Stevens endeavored in a project as ambitious [...]
Hope you’ve all had one hell of a crazy, yet responsible, good time this New Year’s Eve – after all, it was the last party of the year, of the decade for that matter. Oh, and it’s been such a sweet year for music, filled with some incredible scores on all fronts, hasn’t it? Rest [...]