Gorillaz team up with Levi’s for new customizable apparel

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After partnering with G-SHOCK last year to celebrate the company’s 35-year anniversary with an exclusive collection, Gorillaz are continuing their brand partnership route with Levi’s via a collection for a redesigned logo by the band’s co-creator Jamie Hewlett. 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs each appear on various pieces throughout the collection.

The clothing line spans graphic denim jackets, printed hoodies, T-shirts, and tote bags. Each item has customization features, so fans of the release can choose from an exclusive library of Jamie Hewlett’s artwork, alternative patterns, motifs, colors, and sizes.

Murdoc Niccals remarked to HYPEBEAST that he believes in “harnessing the creative power of our millions of fans. Plus, it saves a lot of designing our end, which means more time for our other hobbies. I’m training to become an MMA fighter, and 2D is learning the pogo stick. You’d be an absolute philistine not to put me on your denim,” adding with his signature playfulness because “green and blue are side-by-side on the color wheel.”

The Gorillaz/Levi collection is available for the next two months at your local Levi’s print bar.

H/t: HYPEBEAST

Photo Credit: Levi’s

Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz future touring plans: “It’s probably going to be another 10 years”

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Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz future touring plans: “It’s probably going to be another 10 years”1200p Damon Albarn Mg 6633

All good things must come to an end…or at least take a break. Damon Albarn, frontman of beloved digital rock outfit Gorillaz, seems to think its time to put the band to bed for a while following back-to-back LP releases with 2017’s Humanz and 2018’s The Now NowRecently, speaking to the Toronto SunAlbarn explained that after two full-length studio albums, he and co-creator Jamie Hewlett plan to take a break from the road, to “even out” their recent output. An impending hiatus isn’t too surprising however, given that before Humanz, Albarn and Hewlett hadn’t linked for a full-length project since 2010’s Plastic Beach

“Since there wasn’t much time between these recent two records it’s probably going to be another 10 years,” claims Albarn.

Recently, the Blur proponent also revealed that another side project, The Good, The Bad & The Queen are set to release new music, and that new materials from the Gorillaz could land sometime after that. Regardless of more new music from the “Humility” producers that may come in 2019, it seems after the group’s current tour ends on October 24 in Mexico City, Gorillaz may not surface again for another decade.

H/T: NME