In a historic referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, leaving a wave of economic uncertainty that has left many musicians and entertainment industry members crestfallen and outraged. On Friday, British musicians like Blur's Damon Albarn and British indie pop band Bastille used the stages of Glastonbury Festival as a platform. "Democracy failed...
Last night, in a historic referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Many musicians and industry figures who supported remaining in the EU took to social media to express dismay at the result. (The "Brexit" will have far-reaching implications for the music industry. Show More Summary
Damon Albarn And The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians At Glastonbury: A Celebration Of Unity Cast In Shadow By Brexit
Music is a universal language that unites people around the world. It reminds us of who we are, where we come from, and the moments that matter the most.Tomorrow, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, which features former and current members...Show More Summary
In 1998, Blur singer Damon Albarn and comics artist Jamie Hewlett, dissatisfied with the so-called MTV generation, decided to form a new kind of band. There was too much emphasis on image over music, they felt, and, worse yet, young kids were being conditioned to focus on just a few genres at the expense of all others. Show More Summary
Kaptain Kristian takes a look at one of our favorite bands. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is a modern-day supergroup, with a constantly changing lineup, a free-flowing, enigmatic style, and fronted by a stable of four archetypal animated characters.
Last year, Damon Albarn let it slip that he was going to start working on a new Gorillaz album, and artist Jamie Hewlett confirmed that the follow-up to 2010’s The Fall (or Plastic Beach, if you don’t want to count The Fall) would be coming sometime this year. But it looks like things are running […]
As previously mentioned, rap legends De La Soul are releasing the new crowdfunded album And the Anonymous Nobody on August 26, with guest appearances by Damon Albarn, Little Dragon, David Byrne, Pete Rock, and more. The Snoop Dogg-featuring single "Pain" is out now... Continue reading…
With only a few weeks to go until the festival’s door’s open, Emily Eavis has announced the acts on each major stage of this year’s festival. One interesting surprise is that Damon Albarn will be performing at the festival this year, just not with Blur, but with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians. Show More Summary
Tame Impala, Damon Albarn, Frightened Rabbit, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Four Tet, and many more join the bill.
This year's Glastonbury Festival will take place in Pilton, England, from June 22-26. Today, the lineup has been announced in full. Damon Albarn and the Africa Express will open the Pyramid Stage on Friday morning, while Tame ImpalaShow More Summary
In this piece from our June 2005 Photo Issue, David Banner, John Legend, Damon Albarn, DJ Premier, and more share the impact Davis's music had on them.
When the beloved golden-era hip-hop group De La Soul takes the stage at Long Beach's Music Tastes Good Festival on Sept. 23-25, they'll have a new album in tow. And after seeing the guest list on it, who knows who might be joining them. The band members had announced an Aug. 26 release date for...
De La Soul returned earlier this year with a new EP, For Your Pain & Suffering, and the announcement of their next full-length album, and the Anonymous Nobody.... Today, the trio have detailed their new album. According to Amazon, it...Show More Summary
Mensa joins a long list of collaborators on the highly anticipated album from Damon Albarn's Gorillaz.
How long has it been since I wrote an article about Noel Gallagher? I’m not sure, but I’m sure it’s been longer than my last Blur-related article. At any rate, it’s been longer since I talked about Damon Albarn’s other project, Gorillaz. Show More Summary
Last year, Damon Albarn wrote the music for wonder.land, a musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. Later this month, the soundtrack for it is finally going to be released as songs from wonder.land, and the Blur/Gorillaz frontman has shared three songs from it — “Who Are You,” “Me,” and “Secrets” — and two […]
Songs From Wonder.land will receive release later this week.
Damon Albarn pictured inside the studio with Jean Michel-Jarre, Twilight Tone, and Liam Bailey.
Last year, artist Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn talked about the return of Gorillaz, with Albarn saying the group was set to begin recording in September. Today, Hewlett posted a pair of videos to Instagram that show him and Albarn recording in the studio. Show More Summary