Gorillaz capped off last night’s Demon Dayz Festival in Los Angeles with a 30-song headlining performance. They brought out special guests like De La Soul, DRAM, Little Simz, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. During the encore, Damon Albarn welcomed his Blur bandmate Graham Coxon onstage to perform “Song 2.” “We’re going to try a bit … More »
Gorillaz have definitely made their presence known over the last two years. Between Humanz in 2017 and The Now Now in 2018, the group is leading with the most music released. But, it could be as long as a decade before we hear new music from Gorillaz ever again. Recently, frontman Doman Albarn hinted that the
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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 Now. Recently, speaking to the Toronto Sun, Albarn 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.
Casio’s ultimate tough watch, G-SHOCK, is celebrating their 35th anniversary with a new exclusive collection promoted with an animated story made by the Gorillaz. 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs embark on Mission M101, which appears to be the first in a to-be-continued series. The four band members begin their journey in Tokyo. There, they receive a message by Mr. Ibe to help him obtain a watch from Galaxy M101.
The forthcoming capsule was originally featured in Gorillaz’s “Summer Sky Series” on 2D last year. It will include the release of two limited edition watches designed with the Gorillaz animated band members. The watches will see G-SHOCK’s original 5600 model updated with a twist.
Look for the G-SHOCK x Gorillaz collaboration to launch this winter with more animated clues to come. Earlier this month, the British band utilized hand-drawn animation and claymation for their new “Tranz” music video.
Gorillaz are back to further solidify their indelible track record for eye popping visuals with a trippy new music video for “Tranz.” The slithering synth-rock is a surefire standout from their recently released LP, The Now Now. As expected, the animated outfit show up to show out in the track’s colorful new video.
The clip opens with the band set up on a digital stage, with a flickering gray and black backdrop. As the band jams on, the colors begin bleeding more and more into the backdrop — infiltrating the entire video. Before long, an explosion of psychedelics is drowning everything in sight. Mushrooms, zombies, band frontman 2D shooting light beams out of his eyes; the trippy factor begins amping up quickly, and never lets up. The effect is trance-like and immersive, with a hefty dose that classic cheeky Gorillaz flair.
The group kicks off their last run of North American tour dates in support of the album in Toronto on October 8. Notable amidst that last blast is the band’s own Demon Dayz festival in Los Angeles alongside Erykah Badu, DRAM, and more.
A few months ago, Gorillaz released their second album in as many years, The Now Now, and today they’ve returned with a new music video for “Tranz” off of it. It finds the animated band getting together for what a press release says is their first live performance since their 2010 … More »
FIFA 19 players will come for the video game, and stay for the soundtrack.
A varied assortment of selections from different genres ranging from indie rock to hip hop, FIFA 19 sees sonic appearances from artists like Bob Moses, Gorillaz, Childish Gambino, Death Cab For Cutie, and more. Electronic music notably figures on the soundtrack with increased prominence through FIFA 19’s inclusion of LSD‘s debut single, “Genius,” Peggy Gou‘s Nina Tune production, “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane),” Gorillaz’ “Sorcererz,” and Moses’ “Heaven Only Knows.”
The EA Sports game will make its official debut on September 28, but fans can preview the soundtrack now via Spotify.
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We’re starting to believe that Damon Albarn either never sleeps or is just flat out superhuman. After releasing their highly anticipated Humanz in 2017, Gorillaz followed with the release of another studio album, The Now Now, in 2018. Now, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn says he has another Gorillaz album in the works. While on the Radio FM4 podcast, Albarn
Although Gorillaz’ latest album The Now Now was released just this past June, it appears that the animated band is already gearing up to release something new. In a new interview with the Radio FM4 podcast, frontman Damon Albarn revealed the band already has another new album in the works, confirming a revelation Albarn alluded to earlier this year.
“I have another one as well, but I know I’m not gonna be allowed to even think about recording or putting it out this year. In October, after I play in America, I’ll be starting The Good, The Bad & The Queen again…it’s there. If I get the time, or if anyone wants it, it’s there.”
The upcoming LP would be the Gorillaz’ seventh studio album and would follow another release with The Good, The Bad & The Queen — Albarn’s supergroup with the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen.
Damon Albarn put out a new Gorillaz album, The Now Now, back in June. In a recent interview for the Radio FM4 podcast, Albarn revealed that there’s yet another Gorillaz album in the works. This LP would follow his long-rumored reunion with The Good, The Bad & The Queen, his supergroup … More »