Gorillaz

Gorillaz

 

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Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). These members are fictional and are not personas of any "real life" musicians involved in the project.[1] Their fictional universe is explored through the band's music videos, as well as a number of other short cartoons. In reality, Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, and the music is often a collaboration between various musicians.

With Gorillaz, Albarn departed from the distinct Britpop of his established band Blur and explored influences from a wide range of sources including hip hop, electronic music, and world music through an "eccentrically postmodern" approach.[2] The band's 2001 debut album Gorillaz sold over seven million copies.[3] It was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2001, but the nomination was later withdrawn at the band's request.[4] Their second studio album Demon Days (2005) went six times platinum in the UK[5] and double platinum in the US.[6][7][8] The band has won other awards, including one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, an NME Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards, and have been nominated for nine Brit Awards.[9][10] The band's third studio album, Plastic Beach, was released in March 2010. Their fourth studio album called The Fall was released in December 2010 as a free download for fan club members, then in April 2011 as a physical release. After a five-year hiatus, Gorillaz announced their fifth studio album Humanz,[11] which was released on 28 April 2017.

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Highlights10

Garage Palace
Song
Garage Palace is a song by musical group Gorillaz, released on October 31, 2017.
Busted and Blue
Song
Busted and Blue is a song by musical group Gorillaz, released on September 1, 2017.
Strobelite
 
"Strobelite" is a single by British virtual band Gorillaz, released on their fifth studio album Humanz.
Sleeping Powder
 
"Sleeping Powder" is a song by English virtual band Gorillaz.

Photos - Gorillaz493

People Recently Photographed at Gorillaz Events9

Popular Albums22

Album Appearances & References11

Popular Songs35

Popular Live Albums2

Song Appearances & References3

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows3

Minor Musical Appearances & References1

Book References & Influences3

Video Game References2

Collaborators & Influencers20

Other Music-Related Relationships41

Awards & Nominations34

Events3

Popular Tours5

Band Members5

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Videos131

Spotify - Albums & Singles46

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On3

 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts14

News Articles6

Gorillaz new album for 2018
  –  December 20, 2017
Gorillaz will release a new album in 2018. Jamie Hewlett - who created the virtual band alongside Damon Albarn - has confirmed the 'Clint Eastwood' hitmakers are to drop their sixth studio album next year, just months after releasing 'Humanz'. He said ...
Gorillaz at the O2 Arena, London, review: Damon Albarn brings a conveyer belt of guest artists
  –  December 5, 2017
There’s a moment tonight during the first of two sold out shows at the O2 that do as much as any to sum up what a unique proposition Gorillaz are ... Albarn blends into the background alongside his band. As the song ends, Albarn re-emerges from the ...
Gorillaz at the O2 Arena, London, review: Damon Albarn brings a conveyer belt of guest artists
  –  December 5, 2017
The roll-call of collaborators over the years has made Gorillaz hard to pin down. Albarn’s pensive melodies are a reassuring foundation, but material that covers so much ground (hip hop, house, disco, electronica, gospel, acoustic balladry) is dizzying ...
Gorillaz say they will release another new album in 2018
  –  December 29, 2017
Hewlett went on to suggest that the music he's heard reppresents a "new direction" for the group. “I’m inventing a new style for the next Gorillaz album,” he explains. “Damon [Albarn] started to send me demos for new songs quite early on and that ...
Gorillaz to release new album in 2018
  –  December 20, 2017
"We're working on another Gorillaz album that we're going to be releasing next ... guest musicians contribute to the group's music, with Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Noel Gallagher and regular collaborators De La Soul all featured on Humanz.
Gorillaz to release new album in 2018
  –  December 20, 2017
"We're working on another Gorillaz album that we're going to be releasing next ... In addition to Damon and its four animated members 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel, guest musicians contribute to the group's music, with Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Noel ...

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