Gorillaz Biography (Wikipedia)
Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band primarily consists of four animated members: Stuart "2-D" Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. Their fictional universe is presented in music videos, interviews and short cartoons. In reality, Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, and Gorillaz' music often features collaborations with a wide range of featured artists. Remi Kabaka Jr. became producer for the band in 2016 after several years providing the voice of Russel Hobbs and was listed as an official member alongside Albarn and Hewlett in the 2019 documentary Gorillaz: Reject False Icons.
With Gorillaz, Albarn departed from the distinct Britpop of his band Blur, exploring a variety of musical styles including hip hop, electronic music, and world music through an "eccentrically postmodern" approach. The band's 2001 debut album Gorillaz, which featured dub and Latin influences, went triple platinum in the UK and double platinum in Europe, with sales driven by the success of the album's lead single "Clint Eastwood". Their second studio album, Demon Days (2005), featuring a darker tone, went 6 times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US and spawned the successful lead single "Feel Good Inc.".
- Damon Albarn on the return of Gorillazhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xx2hf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xx2hf.jpg2017-03-24T14:45:00.000ZDamon Albarn joins MistaJam to talk about the return of Gorillaz and their upcoming album 'Humanz'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04xx0l1
Damon Albarn on the return of Gorillaz