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.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, British music icon Damon Albarn revealed some very interesting details concerning the long awaited Gorillaz follow-up to the incredible 2005 “Demon Days.” Apparently, “the LP is nearly finished,” as Damon put it, and will go by the name of “Plastic Beach” (the title came to him after seeing [...]
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There’s no doubt to anyone that a shroud of mystery has always been around Gorillaz, the most successful virtual band in history, which is quite funny since they’re a lot better than most real bands out there today. Behind the animated project stand two people: Jamie Hewlett, the man who designed the whole band (Russel, [...]
If you’re trying to occupy yourself with something fun or just make the time run faster at work, then I warmly recommend a little game web based game I’ve been playing for hours now, called Gorillaz Cookie Game. Obviously the purpose of the game is to eat as many cookies as possible in a given [...]