News

Jun 08, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz released a new albumHumanz, back in April via Warner Bros. Now they have shared a brand new song not found on the album, "Sleeping Powder," via its video. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Trump Goes Abroad

The President Visits the Middle East and Europe, Musicians Reflect on the Manchester Attacks

May 26, 2017

This politics column thing has been rolling along for a few weeks now and it's time to move to the next level. Here, and from now on, you'll find different sections bringing a main story, a brief news round-up, words direct from musicians themselves, and the song of the week. More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Gorillaz, Feist, Mew, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Plus Thurston Moore, BNQT, Sylvan Esso, Little Cub, and Juliana Hatfield

Apr 28, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Apr 28, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz released a new albumHumanz, today via Warner Bros. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Let Me Out."  More

Apr 24, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz are releasing a new albumHumanz, this Friday (April 28) via Warner Bros. and now they have shared another song from it, "The Apprentice," mere days before the album's release date. The track features Rag'n'Bone ManZebra Katz, and RAY BLK and appears on the deluxe edition of the album. More

Apr 17, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz are releasing a new albumHumanz, on April 28 via Warner Bros. Previously they have shared videos for "Hallelujah Money," which featured the guest vocals of Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine, and "Saturnz Barz," which featured "Popcan." More

Apr 06, 2017

Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz are releasing a new album, Humanz, on April 28 via Warner Bros.  More

Mar 23, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz have long been teasing a new album and back in January they finally shared a new song and video, "Hallelujah Money," which featured the guest vocals of Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine. More

Jan 19, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz have long been teasing a new album and now they have finally shared a new song and video, "Hallelujah Money."  More

Co-Creator Jamie Hewlett Confirms Return of Gorillaz

Working On Follow-Up to The Fall

Feb 02, 2015

After enduring the usual non-committal statements from over the years from Blur's Damon Albarn about the future of his animated musical side-project Gorillaz, co-creator Jamie Hewlett finally confirmed that he and Albarn are working on a follow-up to the band's 2011 album The Fall. More

Listen: Gorillaz - “Whirlwind”

Unreleased Track from Plastic Beach

Oct 07, 2013

Yesterday Brit-pop veteran Damon Albarn stopped by Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 program where he served as guest DJ. More

Mar 07, 2012

Last year, Damon Albarn wrote and starred in the opera Dr. Dee, and will be releasing the music in its entirety on May 8. Dr. Dee is based on the life of 16th century scientist and advisor to Queen Elizabeth, John Dee. More

Feb 29, 2012

After getting a brief behind-the-scenes snippet a while back, the official music video for "DoYaThing," the Converse-created collaboration between Gorillaz, André 3000, and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, has been given a proper debut this morning.  More

Listen: 13-Minute Version of “DoYaThing”

Gorillaz Share Extended Cut with André 3000 and James Murphy

Feb 24, 2012

Remember yesterday when "DoYaThing," the Converse-sponsored music collaboration between Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, and André 3000 turned out to be just a part of a much larger cut and that it would see the light of day at a later date? More

Feb 23, 2012

"DoYaThing," the collaborative new cut by by Gorillaz, André 3000, and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy as part of Converse's "Three Artists, One Song," music project, is now available for download. More

Feb 15, 2012

As previously reported, English animated rock group Gorillaz (aka Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett) have collaborated on a new track with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and André 3000 as part of an ongoing music project by Converse called "Three Artists, One Song." More

Feb 09, 2012

As previously reported, shoe manufacturer Converse announced that they would be teaming up with the virtual band Gorillaz for an upcoming collection of uniquely designed footwear. More

Gorillaz Collaborate With Converse on New Footwear Collection, New Single in the Works

Gorillaz Chuck Taylor All Star Collection out in February 2012

Nov 16, 2011

Converse announced today the launch of a new collection of footwear designed by virtual band GorillazMore

Gorillaz Releases Singles Collection

The Singles Collection: 2001-2011

Oct 05, 2011

In celebration of ten successful years in the music biz, British musical phenomenon Gorillaz, will release The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 on November  29. More

Listen: Damon Albarn “The Reigning Queen”

Hear Song from Forthcoming Opera

Jun 30, 2011

Blur frontman and Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn has created Dr Dee: An English Opera in collaboration with director Rufus Norris. Check out the new song from the opera, "The Reigning Queen." More

Gorillaz Take “The Fall” Christmas Day

Damon Albarn Confirms Album Title

Dec 15, 2010

After rumors, speculation, and plain old fascination at the thought of creating an entire album on an iPad, today Damon Albarn confirmed the title of Gorillaz’s next album.  More

Gorillaz’s iPad Album Due Out For Christmas

Best Stocking Stuffer EVER!

Dec 09, 2010

Recently, we told you about Gorillaz leadman Damon Albarn’s obsession with his iPad and plans to record an album on it. Now, it appears completion of the technology-friendly album isn’t far behind.

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Dec 07, 2010

Overcome by the holiday spirit Gorillaz released a video for Plastic Beach quasi-title track, “Welcome to the Plastic Beach.” We have the clip.  More

Nov 15, 2010

Gorillaz tap into their inner Steve Zissou in new aquatic-themed video for Plastic Beach single, “Doncamatic (All Played Out).” More

Damon Albarn is Working on New Gorillaz Material On His iPad

Surely Apple Sponsorship Isn’t Far Behind.

Nov 12, 2010

Relentlessly creative Damon Albarn—who recently announced the formation of a new band with Flea and Tony Allen—is hard at work on a Gorillaz album.  More

Damon Albarn Forms New Band With Flea and Tony Allen

Working on New Gorillaz Material as Well

Nov 03, 2010

Damon Albarn—he of Blur, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Gorillaz, and Mali Music—has formed a band with drummer Tony Allen, and bassist Flea—who has been known to hang out with Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace when not working on his day job in Red Hot Chili Peppers. How do any of these people find time to sleep? More

Gorillaz Play 45-Minute Letterman Concert

Can’t Stop The Cartoon Rock

Oct 08, 2010

In addition to last night’s stop at The Late Show With David LettermanGorillaz hit the stage for a 45-minute gig at the Ed Sullivan Theater. We have the video.  More

Gorillaz Launch World Tour

Hope Their Cartoon Passports Are in Order

Jul 22, 2010

Damon Albarn and his cartoon gang Gorillaz are heading out on a world tour in support of third album, Plastic Beach. We have the full schedule.  More

Videos of Highlights from Glastonbury

Including Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performing “Karma Police,” Gorillaz with Snoop Dogg, Shakira covering The xx, and more

Jun 28, 2010

Despite headliners U2 having to cancel their appearance, Glastonbury, one of the biggest and greatest music festivals, still seems to have been wholly successful this past weekend (even the English weather cooperated). There were many surprises at the 40th Glastonbury, including Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performing "Karma Police"; Shakira covering The xx's "Islands"; Stevie Wonder paying a tribute to Michael Jackson, and many more. Check out the videos.  More

Gorillaz Visit Colbert

"Steve Colbert" There to Greet Them

Apr 23, 2010

Last night Gorillaz stopped by The Colbert Report to play "Stylo" from recent album Plastic Beach. We have the videos. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Plus: Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, and others

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Jan 20, 2010

Cartoon rockers Gorillaz return March 9th with Plastic Beach, their first album in five years. Always the pranksters, the press release describes the album as such: "The band have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a Plastic Beach HQ, made up of the detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity. This Plastic Beach is the furthest point from any landmass on Earth; the most deserted spot on the planet." More

Coachella 2010 Line-Up Announced

Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz to Headline Three-Day Festival

Jan 19, 2010

One of North America's most anticipated music festivals, Coachella, has announced its 2010 line-up. The three-day festival, which takes place in the California desert near Palm Springs April 16 - 18, will feature Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz as the headliners. Other highlights include: Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grace Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Pavement, Sly and the Family Stone, Devo, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, She & Him, Yeasayer, MGMT, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Mew, Camera Obscura, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Spoon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, The Big Pink, Florence and the Machine, Owen Pallett, and Local Natives.

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Damon Albarn in the Running to Direct Olympics Opening Ceremony

Blur/Gorillaz Frontman in Consideration for 2012 London Games

Sep 24, 2009

Damon Albarn, he of Blur and Gorillaz, is in the running to be the artistic director for the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, according to the British newspaper The Independent. Albarn has had preliminary discussions with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog). He is one of several people in the running for job. Oscar-nominated film director Stephen Daldry (The Reader, Billy Elliot) is also a strong contender for the position. Locog has also considered having four different artistic directors for the opening and closing ceremonies of both the Olympics and Paralympic Games. It could take up to six months for an artist director or artist directors to be chosen. More

The Horrors Set to Collaborate with Gorillaz on Upcoming Album

Plus a New Horrors Single Re-Mixed by Damon Albarn

Sep 01, 2009

The Horrors have been tapped by Damon Albarn for a collaboration on the upcoming Gorillaz album. More



Reviews

Humanz

Humanz

Warner Bros.

Apr 28, 2017

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity.  More

The Fall

The Fall

EMI

May 20, 2011

Gorillaz’ latest album, The Fall, was recorded on an iPad. Sounds gimmicky? It probably is. Damon Albarn, after all, has never embraced subtlety, whether in his swaggering work as the frontman of Blur or on his own, staging Chinese operas.  More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Plastic Beach

Plastic Beach

Virgin

Mar 26, 2010

2001. Boy bands continued to reign, and music fans, for the most part, still bought physical CDs at some store called Best Buy (you might have heard of it). So naturally, when Gorillaz's self-titled debut was released that year, there was something incredibly refreshing about it. More