Facts About Gorillaz
In addition to appearing on the Guinness Book of World Records under “Most Effective Virtual Band,” the group recently set a new record for the highest number of views on YouTube following their latest song video “Stylo,” featuring Bruce Willis. The video received an initial 900,000 views over 24 hours.
Facts About The Gorillaz
We mentioned earlier how the Gorillaz are a huge fan of vampires and zombies. Indeed the majority of their songs contain a lot of horror-themed references from films such as “The Amityville Horror,” “Nightmare on Elm Street”, and “Resident Evil.” Here’s one of our favourite songs featuring an inverted allusion in “The Shining.” In actuality, Albarn is the only permanent musician, and the music is usually an interplay between different musicians.
Critics and writers have described their music as experimental, Britpop, trip-hop electronica, hip hop dub, indie, reggae, and pop. The group is comprised of four animators that include 2-D (lead vocals and keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar and vocals), Noodle (guitar, keyboards as well as singing), along with Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion).
The band’s debut album from 2001 Gorillaz sold more than 7 million copies and was recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful virtual band. The band was considered to win the Mercury Prize award in 2001. However, it was removed at the request of the band.
The project members are fictional and aren’t persons of any “real real” musicians who are part of the project. Their world of fantasy is explored on the band’s website, music videos, and a variety of other forms of media, including cartoons of short duration. They released their second studio album, Demon Days (2005) went five times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US.
The band has also been awarded other accolades, including a Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards and the NME Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards, and they’ve had nine nominations in the Brit Awards. In 2008, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett were commissioned to create a commercial for the Beijing Olympics. It’s one of the most innovative commercials we’ve ever seen in the Olympics thus far.
The group’s third studio album, Plastic Beach, was released in 2010. Their fourth studio album, The Fall, was released in December 2010 as a no-cost download for members of their fan club. The album was released in April of 2011, and it became a physical release.
Inspired by Japan’s drum machines that launched in 1963, the Korg musical instrument manufacturer in 1963 “Doncamatic” can be described as a brand new unreleased single that could not make it onto Plastic Beach. Check it out below and discover what happened to it that made it into the cut. After a hiatus of five years, Gorillaz announced their fifth studio album Humanz which will be released in April 2017.