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September 10, 2020

New Gorillaz Track- Strange Timez ft Robert Smith

The latest Gorillaz track on their new album "The Song Machine" is out! Watch below for the full song. 

 


New Gorillaz Album FULL TRACKLISTING revealed - The Song Machine

 Gorillaz has just unveiled their latest "album" (or "Song Machine" as Damon Albarn prefers to call it) and it's very exciting. The online song machine features 17 exclusive new tracks, featuring guests like Beck, Elton John, The Cure’s Robert Smith, Fatoumata Diawara, St. Vincent, ex-New Order bassist Peter Hook, rappers ScHoolboy Q and Slowthai and many more. The tracklist appears below.

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez – FULL TRACKLISTING:

  1. Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
  2. The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
  3. The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)
  4. Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
  5. Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
  6. The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
  7. Aries (ft. Peter Hook and Georgia)
  8. Friday 13 th  (ft. Octavian)
  9. Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
  10. Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
  11. Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves)

Deluxe – TRACKLISTING:

  1. Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
  2. The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
  3. The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)
  4. Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
  5. Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
  6. The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
  7. Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
  8. Friday 13 th  (ft. Octavian)
  9. Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
  10. Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
  11. Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves)
  12. Opium (ft. EARTHGANG)
  13. Simplicity (ft. Joan As Police Woman)
  14. Severed Head (ft. Goldlink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
  15. With Love To An Ex (ft. Moonchild Sanelly)
  16. MLS (feat. JPEGMAFIA and CHAI)
  17. How Far? (ft. Tony Allen and Skepta)

The full album is out on October 23, so stay tuned for more. 

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August 31, 2020

How To Look As Youthful As Damon Albarn when he was Young

For all of you skincare fans out there, today we'd like to introduce to you a great skincare and beauty shop called StrawberryNet, which sells discounted skincare brands at a very affordable rate. Think brands like Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Lancome and SKII, and they'll have a lot of products on offer. If you want to look as youthful as Damon Albarn did when he was in his prime (think 1990s Blur- the baby-faced look that all Blur fans adored) then check out our review of StrawberryNet below.

We here at Blurballs got a sample of their skincare products and we are very impressed with their shipping speed and prices. For under USD $100 we managed to snag some Estee Lauder advanced night repair complex as well as some makeup and Shiseido, which originally costs around double the price. 

The quality of these skincare products are pretty great. We've tested the items for about a week now and they're making our skin glow. We all want to stay young forever and look as good as Damon Albarn did in his prime! 


The best thing about the website is that they ship worldwide for free, which means that if you're in the UK or US, or Europe, you can get affordable products shipped directly to your door for free! 

Use the code "10FLORA" for 10% off your order! 


August 21, 2020

Damon Albarn to throw Tony Allen Tribute

 The year’s AIM Independent Music Awards will close tonight with a tribute to the late, great drummer Tony Allen with a very special performance from long-time friends and collaborators Damon Albarn, Ezra Collective’s Femi Koleoso, Gorillaz’ Seye Adelekan and Remi Kabaka Jr., as well as Allen’s The Good, The Bad & The Queen bandmate Simon Tong.

This very personal tribute performance of the track ‘Go Back’ from Allen’s fifth album Film of Life will see Allen’s former student Femi Koleoso on drums; Simon Tong on guitar; Seye Adelekan on guitar and vocals; Remi Kabaka Jr. on percussion; and Damon Albarn on vocals and Wurlitzer. Tony Allen collaborated closely with Damon Albarn on many projects over the years including The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Rocketjuice & The Moon, as well as the music collective Africa Express.

The performance celebrates Allen posthumously receiving the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music award in association with Merlin for his rich and hugely significant creative output. He is also in the running for Best Independent Track in association with Facebook for ‘We’ve Landed’, a collaborative track with the late jazz great Hugh Masekela.

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The news comes the day before the first ever virtual AIM Independent Music Awards celebrating its tenth anniversary year, which will be broadcast live on SBTV’s YouTube channel on 12 August from 7pm. Viewers can tune in for free via YouTube here or aimawards.co.uk/watch.

Other artists lined up for the show include UK rap frontrunners AJ Tracey and Little Simz, who are both also receiving awards this year, and rising star Arlo Parks, who is nominated for One To Watch in association with BBC Music Introducing. Other special guests are yet to be revealed.

Leading the way for virtual live events, Little Simz and AJ Tracey’s performances will take place in an ‘extended reality’ studio, creating an exciting hybrid of video and live performance brought to life by 3D graphics, with enormous potential for compelling visual storytelling.

18 awards, from Best Independent Label in association with [PIAS] to the famous Best Independent Album in association with Spotify, will be given away on the night, with the full list of nominees now announced and available to view here. Digga D and Moses Boyd currently lead the way with three nominations each.

Those wishing to get the full AIM Awards experience are invited to download the official app, featuring exclusive content from performers and partners and giving guests the chance to take part in live polls and discussions during the event. To download it, simply search ‘AIM - Official’ in the app store.

Source: Music News 


December 13, 2019

Reject False Icons- Out Now!

Heads up -the new Gorillaz film "Reject False Icons" is released in the UK and the US on 16 December 2019 and we are very excited for this feature film on the wonderful band. 


After three years working on it, the Gorillaz will at last release their documentary concert film, Gorillaz: Reject False Icons, in less than three weeks.
The 30-second trailer, released on Wednesday (Nov. 27 2019), shows footage of Damon Albarn working with his collaborators onstage and in the studio. Clips of the animated band weave into the show, and the doc will feature appearances by Vince StaplesPusha T and more.


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Watch the trailer below!


The Best London Electricians - SOS Electricals

Every commercial or residential building faces electrical problems at some point in time. If you are looking for a commercial electrician in London, look no further as I want to introduce you to a great company called SOS Electricals.

SOS Electricals is a team of electrical contractors and project managers based in London. They specialise on a huge range of commercial and residential projects around the city, and have done numerous high-scaled projects for big-named clients. The company is trusted by London’s architects, interior designers, estate agents, developers and homeowners to deliver to the highest possible standards.

Their goal is to work with clients closely and meet their demands and needs. As a resuly, SOS Electricals provide a bespoke and customised service for every one of their client. They consult and discuss their work at every stage during the process, and ensures that the client is happy with the results of the works. Undertaking a refurbishment project can be a scary and tough, but this challenging process can be taken care of by their specialised team and experts.



SOS provides a huge range of services for domestic and commercial premises, including:

Some of the services that they offer include:

Domestic 

Fault Finding & Repairs 
Distribution Boards 
Power and Lighting Design 
Home Networking 
Complete Re-wiring 
AV Systems 
Lighting Control Systems 
Home Automation 
Fire Alarm Systems 
Outdoor Lighting 
Security Installations 
Periodic Inspection and Testing 

Commercial 

Maintenance 
Design and Installation of Electrical Systems 
Fault Finding & Repairs 
Access Control 
Lighting Control Systems 
Emergency Lighting 
Fire Alarm Systems 
Lighting Design 
Data Cabling 
Security Lighting 
Outdoor Electrical Work 
Periodic Inspection and Testing

Overall, if you're in need of a trustworthy electrician, look no further than SOS Electricals.


October 14, 2019

Best Occasions for Popular Blur Songs

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Finding the right song for the right activity can really transform your mood and make your day that much better. Below, we’ll pair specific Blur songs with specific activities (sort of like pairing the right wine with the right meal). Here are our picks:

“Girls and Boys”

Looking for the perfect Blur song to dance your heart out to? Then “Girls and Boys” needs to be on your dance party playlist. Whether you’re throwing a party with friends or dancing on your own like Robin, you can’t go wrong with “Girls and Boys.” Its throwback 80s vibes will get you up and grooving like no other. Because of the nature of the song, this would also be a good track to choose if you’re getting ready for a date or a night out.

“Coffee and TV”

Despite what the title suggests, this song isn’t best paired with coffee and TV. Even though it has an upbeat tune, it’s a good choice to listen to if you’re feeling overwhelmed or burned out by various obligations. It’s also a good choice if you need some time to yourself away from everyone and everything. This is because the lyrics discuss feeling “kicked around, bored,” being “virtually brain-dead,” and wanting to get away, perhaps to the country, where it’s calmer. Combining these lyrics with a poppy tune will allow you to relate to the lyrics without the song bringing you down. 

So, when should you listen to “Coffee and TV”? Turn it on when you want to lie down and take a break from the world. Or listen to it when you need to unwind after a particularly long work day. It would also be a good choice for painting if you’re the type who likes to take out your frustrations by making art.

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“Song 2”

This song is best for when you need to amp yourself up or get yourself motivated for movement. If you want to amp yourself up, “Song 2” is the must-have song for every type of gaming, from long video game sessions to high-stakes poker. When gaming, the music you choose to listen to will greatly affect your performance. It can clear your mind, reduce stress, and help you get in a competitive mood.

“Song 2” is also a great choice if you have to get moving, be that exercise, chores around the house, or getting yourself ready in the morning so you’re not late for work. Its faster pace will literally help you to move faster. This is great for running or pushing yourself during a workout at the gym because you’ll be able to get a more intense workout in.

“There’s No Other Way”

Heading on a long road trip? Make sure “There’s No Other Way” is on your playlist. This is a particularly good option if you’re in the mood to listen to music with a strong 90s vibe, too. And even though it’s not as fast-paced as “Song 2,” it would also be a good option for some mild exercise like hiking or walking. Like most of Blur’s songs, “There’s No Other Way” has some fairly moody lyrics, but focus on the upbeat tune instead for this one and you’ll be on your way to the perfect pace for your low intensity workout.

“Parklife”

This song discusses the basic routines of daily life, like waking up and getting dressed. But it also discusses the narrator’s love of feeding birds (particularly pigeons and sparrows) and how he observes others going about their daily rituals. Whether you choose to interpret the song’s meaning in a positive or negative light doesn’t really matter when it comes to the best time to listen to it. And the best time is any time you’re going about some sort of daily routine. This includes commuting to your 9 to 5, doing chores, paying bills, or running errands. It would also be a good choice to listen to while cooking or baking, because food is another aspect of a daily routine that we all share.

Looking for more Blur to listen to? Good news: There will be a lot more Blur in your future.


October 2, 2019

Damon Albarn Has A New Project for 2019 and it's Big!

Damon Albarn has announced details of new project ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’, which he’ll be taking on tour in May 2020.

The Blur and Gorillaz frontman’s new work is inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, and will see him take it on the road with an ensemble and ambitious visuals by Icelandic filmmakers in the Spring. One date at The Barbican in London will Albarn team up with conductor André de Ridder.⁣

“The land of the midnight sun, Iceland is a unique country, filled with an abundance of natural beauty; glaciers, volcanoes, thermal springs, mountains and stunning headlands,” a synopsis reads. “Stretching across two continents; it’s a land where North America and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. What can be more fascinating than the signs of the passage of time and the fragility of nature.



“This new piece from Albarn, a frequent visitor to Iceland for almost three decades, will see the musician perform this new, very personal piece with an ensemble of orchestra instrumentation, electronics, vocals and piano. The title is taken from a John Clare poem entitled Love and Memory.”


Full tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more information.

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17-18: Brussels, (Bozar)
20: Budapest, (Mupa)
21: Eindhoven, (Muziekgebouw)
23-24: Paris, (Philharmonie)
25: Lyon, (Auditorium – Orchestre National de Lyon)
26: London, (Barbican)
27: Nantes, (Cité des Congrès)
29: Luxembourg, (Philharmonie)
31 – June 1: Dublin, (National Concert Hall)

This comes after Albarn appeared to announce the end of The Good, The Bad & The Queen this summer. The band, which also features The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong, and Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, reunited last year for their second album ‘Merrie Land’. “This is our last gig,” Albarn told the audience at the Netherlands festival. “This is our last gig. After this, poof. Done.” 


August 2, 2019

The Best Gifts You Can Buy A Music Fan

Music fans; they’re two a penny, because who doesn’t love getting lost in the transcendental bassline of your favourite song and a rift that makes you want to stand up and lose control of your limbs? In other words, music inspires so many and picks you up when you’re most in need. There’s nothing quite like putting in your headphones, shutting out the rest of the world, and blasting out your most cherished songs – at sensible volumes, of course. 

It’s not all too hard to try and find music-related gifts for the diehard fan in your life, providing, of course, your loved one’s taste in music isn’t so niche and obscure that no one else seems to have ever heard of it before. Let’s hope, for your sake, that this is not the case. Buckle up and prepare to find out how best to shop for a music fan in four easy steps. 

What Do They Like? 

Figure out which bands they like before even entertaining the idea of getting them a musically inspired gift. This should go without saying, but just because Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, and Cardi B are all the rage and dominating the charts right now, doesn’t mean that they’re universally popular. Always, always be sure of their music tastes before making your next move. 

Tickets To See A Performance

Nothing is better than seeing the musicians you love perform in front of you live, so endeavour to get some of the best seats in the house by using TicketSales.com to secure them. Getting tickets to see their favourite artists will bowl them over with joy and excitement, so if you’re eager to see the face of the music lover you love light up, you should definitely look at the upcoming events. 

Stay Away From Tat

You know what’s being referred to here, and as fun as themed gifts can be, they’re also a bit rubbish and end up cluttering up the home. Steer away from doing this by getting gifts that no one else will have purchased before and ones that are a little bit more personal, practical, and most of all, thoughtful. 

Resist the urge to buy plastic goods that will only contribute to landfill in the end, and instead opt for a gift that’s original and communicates the care and thought that you put in to selecting it. Consider the likes of a framed and signed copy of a vinyl, a CD, or a sketch of the artist made in black and white rather than just a poster. 

Lessons

Chances are that the music fan in your life might know their way around a musical instrument pretty well, but if they don’t and you know they’d like to, then invest in a music lesson or two for them. With this said, you’ll need to find out which instrument they’d most like to learn, so delve into their interests or just come out and ask. You want to get this present right, so resist the urge to guess. Piano and guitar lessons can be easily found online, so have a cursory search to locate the most highly rated and reviewed teachers in your area and get the music fan you know on their list.


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