Archive | Gorillaz

Gorillaz team up with Levi’s for new customizable apparel

After partnering with G-SHOCK last year to celebrate the company’s 35-year anniversary with an exclusive collection, Gorillaz are continuing their brand partnership route with Levi’s via a collection for a redesigned logo by the band’s co-creator Jamie Hewlett. 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs each appear on various pieces throughout the collection. The clothing […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 165, with Moby, Icarus, Gorillaz, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying. Essex’s Lapalux is nothing if not avant-garde. His rousing, off-kilter melodies from “IAMSYS” are an idyllic dose of swirling […]

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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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DJ Koze brings the funk in fresh new take on Gorillaz’ ‘Humility’

DJ Koze‘s reemergence from secluded island life yielded one of the most danceable albums of the year thus far. Knock Knock flows seamlessly. Like a DJ set, the album’s a resounding collection of enigmatic stylings. Hip-hop reigns, vocalists are victorious, and energy’s at new heights, but what’s perhaps most interesting about Koze’s newest work is its integration […]

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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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Gorillaz halt Roskilde Festival set after Del the Funky Homosapien falls off stage

Gorillaz closed out their Roskilde Festival set slightly early after collaborator Del the Funky Homosapien fell off stage while performing “Clint Eastwood” during Gorillaz’ July 7 set at the Denmark event. Damon Albarn thanked attendees for “a beautiful evening,” promptly stopping the set after Del’s fall. Roskilde Festival organizers issued a statement on their Facebook […]

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Gorillaz’s new album ‘The Now Now’ is finally here

Notoriously animated hip-hop/electronic quartet, Gorillaz, have released their heavily anticipated sixth studio album, The Now Now, via Parlophone and Warner Bros. The record features considerably fewer guest appearances than their previous album, Humanz, released mid-2017, which welcomed Vince Staples, Mavis Staples, Pusha T, and over a dozen more. The Now Now, produced by James Ford, of Simian Mobile Disco, […]

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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 return with new single, ‘Humility’

Damon Albarn went to Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 radio show to debut the new single “Humility,” set for release on the Gorillaz upcoming LP, The Now Now. In a wide-ranging conversation, Albarn revealed to Lowe that the new album has a distinct lack of features compared to the group’s other works, with only “Humility’s” featured vocalist, […]

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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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Feel Bad Inc: Apparently Damon Albarn left a master copy of the new Gorillaz album in the back of a taxi

Damon Albarn and co. are on melancholy hill after the Gorillaz frontman left his laptop with a master copy of the group’s new album in the back of a taxi. Having confirmed plans for a new record in 2018, even going so far as to reveal he had 40-50 songs ready to release after Humanz, […]

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Damon Albarn seemingly off somewhere in Feel Good Inc during BRIT Awards speech

“White light/White light/Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, white light:” Gorillaz lyrics or Damon Albarn’s subconscious? After a recently chaotic jaunt at the BRIT Awards, one may speculate the previous was somewhat of a soundtrack to Mr. Albarn’s evening. The Gorillaz frontman took a stab at a socio-politically aware acceptance speech after winning Best British Band, but it’s safe to say […]

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Dua Lipa makes nomination history as Brit Awards announce 2018 nominees [full list]

The 2018 Brit Awards will be held on Feb. 21, with the London-based ceremony set to commemorate the standout British and international artists of the year.Dua Lipa leads the nomination circle with five nominations for British Artist Video Of The Year, British Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album Of The Year, British Single, and British Female Solo […]

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Gorillaz – Andromeda (DRAM Special)

Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith has had arguably one of the largest breakout years of any artist in 2017. Known by his stage name DRAM, the American R&B and hip hop virtuoso has humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia and has since garnered more than 400 million streams for his track “Broccoli,” which features another breakout rapper by the name of Lil Yachty.DRAM originally […]

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