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Gorillaz are back with Stylo, a Mad Max style video and Bruce Willis – 2D is now 3D

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

A very cool video for a very cool band. I didn’t think much of the song at first but it is a grower.

Saw the band a few years ago on the Demon Days tour at the Manchester Opera house and it is just stunning.

Q have an interview with the band and they explain some things:

-about Noodle, after the El Manana vid ‘there was no sign of her at the video site’ so he collected some of her DNA from the wreckage
– Murdoc learnt that Noodle was in hell and he did go there to try and rescue her. But he did not find her in hell and had to come back.
– the Noodle we see now is an android replica built using her DNA
– Kong was officially burnt down by Murdoc in an insurance scam in July 2009. But he had some of it shipped to Plastic Beach
– Murdoc got involved in a pyramid scheme and gun running and lost a lot of money, so needed to make a new album
– he chose Point Nemo in the Pacific ocean as a good spot to hide out
– the article says all of The Horrors are Murdoc’s children, by different mothers
– Murdoc says he stole Damon’s work-in-progress for Damon’s project Carousel and used it to help write Plastic Beach
– the article says Noodle had an “accident” at the NYC shows when a lighting rig fell on her, they are not sure if Paula Cracker did it or if Jacob (Niccals) did it
– Murdoc does NOT say Russel died, HOWEVER, Russel is not mentioned in the article apart from going missing after the NYC shows and it specifically says 2D, android Noodle and Murdoc are on Plastic Beach, giving descriptions of them. The article says ‘Russel is missing in action, Murdoc had to program the drums himself’

I love the whole blurring of reality with the Gorillaz. Everything bleeds into everything else.

The new album is called Plastic Beach and is out on 8th March.

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Monkey Bee: A Short Film by Jamie Hewlett

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2008

Jamie Hewlett, the visual mastermind behind Gorillaz and “Tank Girl”, has crafted a live-action short to accompany the first single from the new album “Monkey: Journey To The West”. The album, a collaboration with Damon Albarn, is out now on XL Recordings. What do you think of the film? Think I prefer the animated work that Hewlett does.


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