In 2000 when 2-D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs poked their (virtual) snout into the first Gorillaz EP, Tomorrow Comes Today. We discovered fascinating biographies behind each character, a new mythology for worshipers of electronic music, classy phrasing and weird R&B and later in 2005 we found out that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett were the almighty creators behind it all. Now, in 2022, after some albums they have shared their new track, ‘Cracker Island’.
23-year-old Dylan Cartlidge is a multi-talented singer, rapper and instrumentalist having worked with James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz) and St Francis Hotel (producers of Scratch, Sniff).
Dylan Cartlidge‘s optimism is infectious. The musician overcame a tremendous amount of adversity and realized his goal to make music for a living at the end of it. His ability to elicit a smile and laugh is undeniable; you just can’t help but root for him. Cartlidge’s debut album, Hope Above Adversity, was released in July of this year. It’s filled with uplifting anthems that sonically jump from pop, to funk, to hip hop.
Damon Albarn is a major pop artist music, and more broadly pop culture of the past 30 years. Author-singer-songwriter of Blur, mastermind behind the Gorillaz phenomenon, producer of African artists, post-modern opera composer, he is considered in the UK as a major public figure.
He has released a new song, “Particles,” the latest offering from his next solo album, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.
UK duo Sad Night Dynamite might just be sampling wizards. Taking their influence from the likes of The Avalanches or Gorillaz, as well as film soundtracks of yesteryear, they’re combining hip-hop, jazz and electronic sounds to take listeners on a journey through different times and places.
Band members Archie and Josh grew up together near Glastonbury, but started Sad Night Dynamite while separated from each other at university. It was a way to stay in touch, and gave them an outlet to express their worldviews.They have released their debut mixtape.
Newcomer renforshort has unveiled a special cover of Gorillaz hit ‘Feel Good Inc’. Turning the track into a razor-sharp pop belter, it sees renforshort collaborate with online sensation Matues Asato on guitar for an alt-glitching delight.
Cada dijous muntem les raves musicals més innovadores del moment. Si vols escoltar les cançons més noves que no podràs sentir enlloc et convidem a la ‘jungla’ sonora més cool del planeta Terra. Divus Julius estrena aquesta setmana el més nou de Gorillaz, Jessie Ware, Wolf Parade, Nadine Shah i els incombustibles Pet Shop Boys. Us presentem a nous artistes com Vistas, Hanya, Franc Moody o la catalana Le Nais. A més, punxarem la cançó que Twin Atlantic dediquen a ‘Barcelona’ i la cançó d’Ezra Furman, responsable de la meravellosa banda sonora de la sèrie del moment Sex Education.
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Little Simz and her backing group found the time to stop by Triple J to belt through a fairly faithful rendition of the Gorillaz stone cold classic Feel Good Inc.
It’s a pretty true-to-the-original cover, but given Simz manages to not only smash the vocals out of the park, but keep the unmistakable bass line solid as well, it’s worthy of significant praise.