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Damon Albarn hints at the possibility of a future collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney

After releasing the heavily anticipated Song Machine: Season One—Strange Timez in October, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn is now alluding to more new music, specifically, a possible collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney. Albarn discussed the material that could one day lead to a Gorillaz-McCartney matchup in a recent interview, stating, “I have a recording of Paul […]

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Damon Albarn says artists ‘should be allowed’ to perform during pandemic

In a new interview with Sky News, Damon Albarn expressed his view that it is necessary for live music to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gorillaz frontman called for live music’s revival, voicing his concerns that the COVID-19 crisis entailed not only a “medical emergency but an existential one as well.” While Albarn is […]

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Damon Albarn teases Gorillaz film in the works, hints at new album, ‘Plastic Beach 2’

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn says an animated Gorillaz film is in the works and Netflix has agreed to release it. Via Radio.com as part of their New Arrival series, Albarn confirmed a second slate of Song Machine singles are on the way and there will be a feature film to go along with the two-decade […]

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Damon Albarn teases Gorillaz film in the works, hints at new album, ‘Plastic Beach 2’

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn says an animated Gorillaz film is in the works and Netflix has agreed to release it. Via Radio.com as part of their New Arrival series, Albarn confirmed a second slate of Song Machine singles are on the way and there will be a feature film to go along with the two-decade […]

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Gorillaz launch new Apple Music program ‘Song Machine Radio’ [Stream]

Gorillaz are haded to Apple Music with a new four-part series titled Song Machine Radio in support of their forthcoming Strange Timez collection, landing on October 23. Each member of the animated outfit is slated to host an episode, the first of which, hosted by 2D, launched on October 19. Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs, and […]

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Gorillaz celebrate 20 years with new hardback ‘almanac’ lookbook

It has been two decades since Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett first introduced their virtual band to the world. Since then, Gorillaz have redefined the confines of what a band can be time and time again, and now the group’s visual history will be brought together in a comprehensive new 120-page “almanac” book. The full […]

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Gorillaz celebrate 20 years with new hardback ‘almanac’ lookbook

It has been two decades since Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett first introduced their virtual band to the world. Since then, Gorillaz have redefined the confines of what a band can be time and time again, and now the group’s visual history will be brought together in a comprehensive new 120-page “almanac” book. The full […]

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Gorillaz celebrate 20 years with new hardback ‘almanac’ lookbook

It has been two decades since Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett first introduced their virtual band to the world. Since then, Gorillaz have redefined the confines of what a band can be time and time again, and now the group’s visual history will be brought together in a comprehensive new 120-page “almanac” book. The full […]

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Damon Albarn and 2-D perform first-ever Gorillaz duet on Kimmel

As late-night TV shows continue to operate remotely, the shows’ musical guests have started to push the boundaries on how to creatively stand out with their live setups while in quarantine. Last week, Kevin Parker tripled himself where he sang, played guitar, and bass with a psychedelic light show during his Tame Impala performance on […]

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Damon Albarn debuts new project during Boiler Room performance

There’s no doubt that Boiler Room has been on a bit of a tear as of late, putting together mixes from electronic standouts likes of Four Tet, Peggy Gou, and several sets from Disclosure. Their latest performance, however, brings a refreshing and relaxing twist to the channel’s frequent techno and house jam sessions, hosting the […]

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Damon Albarn reveals he has been in the studio with Flume just weeks after Flume posts new music will be coming in 2019

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 […]

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Damon Albarn confirms new The Good, The Bad & The Queen’s album will be out ‘by the end of the year’

Gorillaz‘ frontman Damon Albarn seems to only be interested in outdoing himself at this point. He’s on a prolific hot streak, releasing two Gorillaz albums in the span of the last year. Now, Albarn’s made it clear that he has no plans to slow down, either, with the announcement that his supergroup,  The Good The Bad & The […]

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Damon Albarn says Del the Funky Homosapien punctured a lung during the rapper’s Gorillaz show stage fall

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has confirmed in a new Beats 1 Radio interview with Matt Wilkinson that Del the Funky Homosapien has suffered severe injuries following his fall at the band’s performance from Denmark’s Roskilde Festival on July 7. Albarn confirmed, “Del is in hospital still in Roskilde. He’s got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured […]

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Watch Gorillaz debut new album ‘The Now Now’ live in Tokyo

After announcing the official title and release date for their forthcoming sixth studio LP, The Now Now comes as Gorillaz‘s second full-length work in under two years. The Brit virtual band has been teasing a whole slew of singles in preparation for the LP’s release at the end of this month, June 29; the most recent […]

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Gorillaz tap Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle for gloomy new funk track, ‘Hollywood’

Gorillaz have shared a considerable amount of new material off their forthcoming album, The Now Now. Now, with zero signs of slowing down, on top of a recent announcement that the virtual band would debut the record on the Boiler Room, they’ve unveiled another new tune. “Hollywood” is the latest in their string of singles and one of the […]

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Gorillaz to debut their new record ‘The Now Now’ live from the Boiler Room in Tokyo

Gorillaz are performing their brand new album The Now Now live for the first time ever on the Boiler Room in Tokyo. Announced for Sunday, June 24, Gorillaz will take the stage with a unique combination of atmospheric visuals taken from their stage show. This is a big one. This Sunday, @gorillaz​ perform their brand new […]

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Gorillaz continue album rollout with ‘Fire Flies’

The Damon Albarn-led Gorillaz continue rollout for The Now Now with the release of their fourth new single, “Fire Flies.” The mellow slow-burn follows already shared tracks “Sorcererz,” Humility,” and “Lake Zurich.” Severely less danceable than any of the singles shared thus far, “Fire Flies” sees Albarn leaning into his introspective side. It’s the most intimate look […]

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Gorillaz share studio version of sleek, new danceable track ‘Sorcererz’

Just recently, Gorillaz debuted four new tracks at their first live performance since announcing their forthcoming LP, The Now Now. Now, they’ve shared the studio version of “Sorcererz,” an extremely danceable tune which was premiered at Germany’s Rock im Park. “Sorcererz” is a warm new take from the group, which seems to rely heavily on the groove […]

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WATCH: Gorillaz debut four new songs live

Gorillaz debuted four new songs off their forthcoming LP,  The Now Now, at a recent performance. The new tracks debuted at Germany’s Rock am Rising, the first time the band’s taken the stage since announcing their upcoming album. Damon Albarn and co. premiered “Tranz,” “Magic City,” “Sorcererz,” and “Souk Eye.” As originally pointed out by Consequence of Sound, The […]

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Gorillaz have a new album set for a June 29 release, ‘The Now Now’

After nearly six years of radio silence, Gorillaz returned last year with a massive comeback campaign behind their fifth studio album, Humanz. Naturally, fans wondered whether another prolonged hiatus was ahead for more new music from the English virtual band. Following the album’s acclaimed release, while the group was deep into their Humanz world tour, a surprising reveal came […]

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