It seems like Damon Albarn is just getting more and more creative every year. He’s been all over the place,… Read More
Damon Albarn’s foundation Africa Express is pretty cool – it aims to spotlight African musicians… Read more articles like "Damon Albarn announces Africa Express album" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
When he hasn’t been busy with Gorillaz, or the Blur reunion, or his opera, Damon Albarn has spent a lot of time over the past few years working with African musicians. Last month, Albarn took a week-long trip to Bamako, Mali to record, and he brought an impressive group of Western musicians with him: Brian [...]
Featuring Brian Eno, Nick Zinner, and many others.
Blur’s Damon Albarn has always held an interest in/ been a champion of world music, so it’s no surprise when the frontman of one of Brit-pop’s greatest exports sets his sights on an eclectic side gig, as he is currently doing. What is surprising, however, is who will be performing music with him. Apparently, Albarn [...]
Blur’s Damon Albarn is playing music in Mali with The Wire and Luther star Idris Elba. The odd British duo is in the middle of a weeklong trip to Bamako, the country’s capital, where they’ll jam out with Brian Eno, Holy Other, Ghostpoet, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and a number of Malian musicians at a local community center. Show More Summary
You had me at Blur, lost me at Damon, got me back with new music, really piqued my attention with Stringer Bell, then made me wish The Wire was still on with Idris Elba. Put it all together, and you’ve got Damon Albarn recording music in Mali, Africa, with Idris Elba, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Brian Eno.
Like most caring, nurturing souls who believe in a cleaner, better, happier world I'm keen for the 30 Greenpeace activists currently being held on piracy charges by the Russians to be released from prison as soon as possible. If you saw last Thursday's coverage of the issue on BBC Newsnight, you might understand why. It [...]
Albarn continues to shine light on African musicians with unique collaborations.
This weekend, Damon Albarn guested on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC2 show, where he shared a never-before-heard… Read more articles like "Gorillaz – “Whirlwind”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn made a guest appearance on BBC Radio 2 last night and premiered a previously unheard Gorillaz track "Whirlwind."
While you were busy literally losing your sht to Gravity this weekend, Damon Albarn was chatting with Idris Elba and the Clash’s Paul Simonon on BBC Radio 2. Albarn was filling in for normal host Dermot O’Leary, and to celebrate theShow More Summary
Damon Albarn was the guest DJ on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show yesterday where he premiered “Whirlwind,” a previously unreleased Gorillaz songs from the Plastic Beach sessions. It features the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra. Listen below. Also during the set Albarn was joined by Idris Elba, Paul Simonon, Ken Dodd, and a Pentecostal Choir. [...]
Bobby Womack @ BCOPA Fest 2012 (more by Zach Pollack) R&B legend Bobby Womack, who released the terrific The Bravest Man In The Universe (produced in part by Damon Albarn) last year, will be back in NYC for a three night...
In the final toss of mudslung Blur albums, 2003's Think Tank is the most heroic. Such anti-odds, too: overlong hiatus, multiple producers, guitarist Graham Coxon gone, Damon Albarn progressively Gorillaz-distracted, a follow-up to one of the band's most celebrated albums. Show More Summary
Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher are apparently “working together on a lot of stuff” according to Alex James, the bassist with Blur. Famously, Albarn and Gallagher were bitter rivals when their bands, Blur and Oasis, were two of the most popular bands in the world. Show More Summary
Via “NME“: Earlier this year, Albarn and Gallagher put two decades of Britpop animosity behind them when they performed together at London’s Royal Albert Hall for a Teenage Cancer Trust gig. Last month (July), James even went so far as to claim the pair are “like best mates now”. Show More Summary
Gorillaz masterminds Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are no strangers to ambitious work. Together, the pair created a cartoon band that not only got taken extremely seriously, but also sold millions of albums worldwide. In fact, the world...Show More Summary
Damon Albarn has tried out a lot of ludicrous ideas in his time, but his new musical Monkey: Journey to the West at the Lincoln Center takes the cake. To celebrate the opening, Albarn has shared a Nosaj Thing remix of one of the pieces from his score. Show More Summary
In our Counting Down of Damon Albarn’s non-Blur projects, I had Monkey: Journey To The West very close to dead last — it was edged out only by Albarn’s excruciating 2003 demo collection Democrazy. Monkey is a really tedious “journey,” if you’re listening to it as an album for, y’know, enjoyment. Of course, it’s meant [...]