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.”
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
Essex’s Lapalux is nothing if not avant-garde. His rousing, off-kilter melodies from “IAMSYS” are an idyllic dose of swirling strange to get your brain in gear, even if your body is a bit more reluctant.
From Gorillaz‘s most recent album, The Now Now, “Magic City,” paints a decadent portrait of what could be this Sunday. Find some wistful comfort in knowing Damon Albarn, too, is “questioning it all.”
Pristine and plaintive, Moby‘s Porcelain is the sonic reconciliation you never knew you needed. Languorous keys and reverberating strings will restore your likely fragile insides to their natural state.
With its languid, downtempo allure, “All I Can Do,” emulates the moody, retro synth struts of Tame Impala, alongside his own nuanced brand of smoky surrealism. A soundtrack to disintegrate.
The most compelling offering from Icarus‘s technicolor house EP, This Must Be The Place, “Running Away” breathes truth to its eponymously named escapism. Let the track wipe your worries clean with its wandering synth line and prophetic lyricism.
Twitter user Electric Hawkhas broke news that has undoubtedly made many dreams come true after posting a clip of Damon Albarn from Gorillaz speaking to Beats1 in an interview. The Gorillaz frontman mentioned that he had been in the studio with Australian DJ and Producer Flume, which is doubly exciting given the producer’s dark phase that began in 2018.
Flume recently announced that he had new music coming in 2019, and it’s now looking like a potential Gorillaz collaboration will be a part of what is to come. If they do release a song together, it will likely be different than anything we have heard from the band or producer to date — which only builds the anticipation for their potential collaboration.
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
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 Humanzand 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 »