The BRIT Awards are the UK’s answer to the Grammys, and just like the Grammys, the BRITs love Sam Smith. Smith led this year’s nominations, which also include the likes of Damon Albarn, Jessie Ware, FKA twigs, Chvrches, Coldplay, Alt-J, Charli XCX, One Direction, Beck, Pharrell, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, Sia, Beyoncé, […]
A few months ago, I heard news that Damon Albarn planned to shelve the sessions of Blur’s new album, saying that, because he preferred to work in short bursts, he might never release the tapes because he couldn’t be bothered. Now, it...Show More Summary
Damon Albarn has been busy: releasing a solo album last year, announcing new Gorillaz material this year, and now a new Blur album on the way. Upon first listen, I liked it. The first material previewed from the album was pretty good. Show More Summary
It’s been 12 years since Blur released Think Tank, leaving the Brit-pop faithful with only the occasional new song for succor. So where have Damon Albarn and friends been? Besides on the road, the rockstar-ready answer is in Hong Kong, where the band began recording tracks for a new album back in 2013. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, The Cure Song: Blur - Go Out What's so good? The last time the world heard an album from Blur it was 2003's Think Tank. That was a really, really long time ago -- two years before Gorillaz released Demon...Show More Summary
We don't know what's come over Damon Albarn, but we love it. Following the recent news of another Gorillaz album in the works, Blur (yes, Blur!) have just announced a new album to be released April 27 — their first in 12 years. Called The Magic Whip, it'll serve as... More »
Blur’s last album, Think Tank, was released in 2003, but they’ve spent much of the last few years teasing a follow-up, with Damon Albarn saying as far back as 2012 that “there will definitely be another Blur album.” Today, though, that album has been announced, via a video chat on the band’s Facebook: The eighth [...]
Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s cartoon band Gorillaz are set to return, according to two new images from the band’s co-creator.
Gorillaz is the collaboration between musician Damon Albarn (Blur) and visual artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) that is manifested in the form of a virtual band. Last year, after his new album came out, Albarn said he'd be up for doing...Show More Summary
Hewlett offers first glimpse at "phase four" artwork.
Jamie Hewlett — the artist side of Gorillaz, Damon Albarn’s virtual group — confirmed the band’s return in a series of Instagram posts earlier today. He posted three sketches of the band members, two of bassist Murdoc and one of guitarist Noodle. In the comments below the first image he posted, he said simply: “Yes. [...]
A few months ago, I got word that Damon Albarn of Blur was working on a West End musical, and, especially since he teased it would be based on a beloved children’s book, I was really intrigued, and, as it turns out, it’s Alice in Wonderland. Show More Summary
We’ve seen our fair share of Alice in Wonderland adaptations and rode a fair share of Spinning Teacups; Lewis Carroll’s… Read More
Back in July, we reported that Blur/Gorillaz guy Damon Albarn was writing “a mainstream musical for families.” That was all we knew at the time, but now Rolling Stone is reporting that the musical will be “a reinterpretation” of Alice In Wonderland. Show More Summary
Here’s another project to keep Damon Albarn from ever finishing another Blur album. Albarn wrote the music for wonder.land, a musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The script and song lyrics are by Moira Buffini, the...Show More Summary
But is incoming team’s roster a bit too safe?
Blur/Gorillaz mastermind's production is a reimagining of the classic story for the digital age.
Sounds like: Jungle, Honne, Damon Albarn Song: Gorillaz - Sound Check What's so good? I guess I'm in a 2001 mood, because for the second day in a row, today's Song of the Day features a song released that year. Gorillaz's "Sound Check" filled the middle portion of the band's debut, self-titled album in a most-wonderful way. Show More Summary
This evening, Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist Nick Zinner, who will be part of the night's house band along with Raconteurs' bassist Jack Lawrence, Miike Snow singer-guitarist Andrew Wyatt, and Damon Albarn's drummer Pauli PSM, posted the event's roster on Twitter. Try to make sense of this: - Noted rap enthusiast Jonah... More »
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Riley's innovative composition.