Though Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett were pretty clearly teasing some new Gorillaz material last year, we haven’t actually heard much from the semi-fictional band except for “Hallelujah Money” back in January. A new record is supposedly on the way, but neither Albarn and Hewlett or the cartoon characters who make up the band have said much else. Show More Summary
The long-awaited Plastic Beach follow-up is imminent.
The Tuesday Club From: England Boo Hoo from the self confessed "Freaky Four" The Tuesday Club sounds like Blur if Damon Albarn didn't take himself so seriously; Wire if they reformed as a Britpop act with a tongue embeded in their cheek; Roxy Music if Bryan Ferry wasn't such an arse and Brian Eno such a boffin. Show More Summary
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Though you may not have heard of PAULi, you are most certainly familiar with some of his work. The multitalented musician has a resume that would set most established artists afire with envy. He has played drums for Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz. He has served as the creative director for both FKA twigs […]
It’s always been hard to take Gorillaz totally seriously. After all, the side project of Blur’s Damon Albarn and Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett is comprised of cartoon characters: Albarn’s daffy-voiced singer 2D, drummer Russel Hobbs,...Show More Summary
Blur and Gorillaz front man Damon Albarn has always been a pointed class theorist; his fascination with the plight of crestfallen working men stretches from the humble perseverance on display throughout the '90s Britpop triptych of Blur’s Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife, and The Great Escape to the drained defeatism of his 2014 solo ... More »
Gorillaz are back! Damon Albarn and company resurfaced recently with a spat of amusing “digital comics,” but now we have the first piece of new music since 2010. The new song, “Hallelujah Money”, features 2015 Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine. The song’s arresting music video—directed... Continue reading
Gorillaz have been teasing new music in recent months after spending six years or so in the wilderness. And now, on the eve of the inauguration, the Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett-created group has released its first new song since 2011, the anti-Trump ode "Hallelujah Money" featuring Benjamin Clementine. Show More Summary
As long has been promised, Gorillaz has returned with their first new music in over six years, and like most of their music, it features a special guest. On the Damon Albarn/Jamie Hewlett led project, Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine...Show More Summary
After releasing a series of teasers insisting that the band has four cartoon members when we all know full goddamn well it’s a project from Blur’s Damon Albarn and Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett, this morning Gorillaz released their first new single in six years. Show More Summary
Gorillaz back! Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's art-pop project just released their first song in six years, as Noisey points out. It's a classy ballad called "Hallelujah Money" featuring Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine crooning about the root of all kinds of evil. It arrives with a video directed by Gorillaz and Giorgio Testi, the…
We’ve featured several videos of musician Luna Lee playing modern tracks on her gayageum, but this cover of Gorillaz’ Feel Good Inc. might be the most natural fit yet, thanks to the abstract and complex rhythms of Damon Albarn’s original track.
The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians has announced a new live album, Africa Express Presents… The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests. It’s out December 9 via Transgressive Records, and features appearances by Damon Albarn, Julia Holter, Bassekou Kouyaté, Paul Weller, Faia Younan, and more. Show More Summary
Damon Albarn's digital band weighs in on his live one.
The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a group of portraits of leading British cultural figures photographed in the 1990s - including Daniel Day-Lewis, Damon Albarn, Alan Bennett, Tilda Swinton, Bob Geldof and Salman Rushdie. They have been saved from destruction after being rescued from a condemned warehouse in King?s Cross. Show More Summary
Cartoon alt-rock band Gorillaz, a.k.a. Noodles, Murdoc, Russel, and 2D (and really a.k.a. musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett) have been making some noise lately, hopping on social media to dig into the band’s elaborate backstory with the Twitter-based Book Of Noodle earlier this week. Show More Summary
As Damon Albarn finishes work on the band's new album, Jamie Hewlett catches us up on what the members have been up to since Plastic Beach.
In the meantime, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have debuted a new video in collaboration with Jaguar.
Noodle is perhaps the most well-known cartoon guitarist in the world. For just shy of twenty years, she has been a pivotal member of Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz. And she’s managed to do it while not actually existing. Now she’s had a bit...Show More Summary