Gorillaz Tag

Gorillaz, a band centred around four animated members and created by Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, are celebrating a massive 20 year legacy in 2021. Holding the title of biggest virtual band in the world (officially in The Guinness Book Of World Records), the characters 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle were drawn together for the first time on March 26, 2001 with the band's debut album

Not quite an album but, rather, a web series consisting of a compilation of ‘episodes’ featuring different singles and guest performances, 'Song Machine' is Gorillaz’s most ambitious project to date. The virtual band’s stylistic chaos and flexibility, trademark flippant bizarreness and iconic flair for flouting conventions and seeking to go beyond what modern artistry can accomplish, are all embodied in

A new Apple Music radio show has just premiered. It's called ‘Song Machine Radio’ and it has been brought to us through Gorillaz's cartoon hands. After giving the world a 'cool shoeshine' nothing else was the same. This virtual band is already two decades old and signs a very solid and very real discography. Gorillaz have been part of our lives

In the seventh instalment of their 'Song Machine' series, Gorillaz have released a melancholic collaboration with two artists that need no introduction; Sir Elton John and 6LACK. The track, titled 'The Pink Phantom', is a touching piece that intertwines the three distinctly different artists' styles to create a unique result. Commenting on the collaboration, Elton John said; “Damon [Albarn] reached out and

The virtual band led by Damon Albarn, Gorillaz, have released the single 'Strange Timez' with the renowned frontman of The Cure, Robert Smith. The release is the latest installment of Gorillaz' ‘Song Machine’ series that started back in January. The 10-episode project by the Albarn-led band has seen them collaborate with artists such as slowthai and Slaves (on 'Momentary Bliss'), Fatoumata Diawara

Gorillaz have just unveiled their newest single as a continuation of their 'Song Machine' series titled 'Friday 13th'. British virtual band Gorillaz has been releasing a series of animated videos along with a single as part of the project and have just released their newest one. The first release of the 'Song Machine' project began in January 2020, with the release

In a rather unique, virtual duet, Damon Albarn performed alongside his animated alter-ego and Gorillaz "frontman" 2-D on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Appearing on a rather different looking late-night talk show with social distancing in place, Damon Albarn was introduced from his home studio to perform a rendition of recent Gorillaz single, "Aries". Kimmel revealed the unprecedented performance to be “the first time Albarn

It was a very sad day for the music industry on Friday May 1, when news broke that afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen sadly passed away. With many legendary artists in the scene being influenced by him, he collaborated with many across multiple genres and two of those are Gorillaz and Skepta. Releasing the collaboration as an immediate tribute to Tony himself, it's titled 'How Far?' and is

Having started 2020 on a positive note, England based Virtual Band Gorillaz has come up with another exciting news for music lovers all across the globe. After Gorillaz’s recent concept reveal regarding the upcoming project Song Machine, the creator Damon Albarn has hinted towards a possible collaboration with Kevin Parker’s project Tame Impala. One of Gorillaz’s virtual guitarist Noodle has dropped

"Virtual band" Gorillaz are about to drop a feature-length movie, 'Reject False Icons', detailing their story, and the minds behind the long-running and highly successful project have now released the first trailer, giving clues that will be rather familiar to veteran fans. For those not in the know, the "band" is the brainchild of former Blur front-man Damon Albarn, and artist

Since they joined forces back in 1998, British band Gorillaz has become one of the most iconic and unique bands in their own right, consistently dropping hits across the years as they dominated with huge chart success. Their 'Demon Days' album in 2005 which featured instantly recognisable hits such as ‘Dirty Harry‘ and the track ‘Dare‘ debuted at the number one spot on