Gorillaz also known as Gorilla are a British virtual band created in by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. 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. 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. Their second studio album, Demon Days , 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. The band's third album, Plastic Beach , featured environmentalist themes, an electropop approach and an expanded roster of featured artists. The band's fifth album, Humanz , was released after a 7-year hiatus on 28 April Gorillaz' current project is Song Machine , a "musical series" which sees the band releasing new songs every month with various different featured artists. Musician Damon Albarn and comic artist Jamie Hewlett met in when guitarist Graham Coxon , a fan of Hewlett's work, asked him to interview Blur , which Albarn and Coxon had recently formed.
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This article is a real-world history of the group Gorillaz. For the band's "fictional history" see Backstory. For their self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz album.
In , Ace briefly replaced Murdoc for the fifth album, The Now Now , as Murdoc was in prison for smuggling drugs; he later escaped and rejoined the band. Their style is reminiscent of 80's dance music with strong influences from hip-hop, dub, electro, and pop. The band's first album, 's Gorillaz , sold over 3 million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band. Their second studio album, Demon Days, was released in and included the hit singles " Feel Good Inc.
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. I think anyone who gets involved in it has to sort of accept that nothing is really as it seems. Contents [ show ]. Insomniac-junker wrote: MizukageMoonstone wrote:Noodle looks so awesome and beautiful in the Jaguar video! I just love Murdoc. Who doesn't love a satinist demonic madman out to kill all those in his path to stardom? Categories :. You know, there are many alter-egos and Gorillaz is a collective of alter-egos, really.