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May 31, 2018

Damon Albarn drops New Gorillaz Song Tomorrow and album in June 29th 2018

Head's up- a new Gorillaz song will be dropping tomorrow and it's going to be fantastic. According to NME, there will be a new album out next month (June 29 2018) so fans won't have to wait long for new tracks to be on the way!

Over the weekend, it was announced that a mysterious website had been launched which led fans to believe that Gorillaz were set to release something in late June. After fans followed a website address found on a series of cryptic posters around London’s All Points East festival, they discovered a site which played a brief clip, showing off band member 2-D playing a guitar, while the words “The Now Now” are flashed on the screen.

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Although fans are speculating, the group remained silent on the matter, not confirming whether or not ‘The Now Now’ was the name of a song, album, or something else entirely.

As a source reports, the wife of Gorillaz’ graphic designer Jamie Hewlett, has confirmed the new album, sharing a post on Instagram which shows the artwork, and reveals that fans will only have to wait a month before it drops.

While Jamie Hewlett revealed last year that Gorillaz were planning to release a new album rather quickly to avoid falling into another period of inactivity, the group kept rather quiet about everything until earlier this month, when it was reported that Albarn had left the new album in a London taxi. “It was a disaster,” explained an unnamed source. “Damon oversees everything and, with Gorillaz, it’s not just audio – it’s the expensive visuals as well. The laptop’s contents are priceless.”

Who's excited for the news?

Watch 2 clips of the potential songs Hollywood and Idaho on the new album in which Albarn debuted recently.





May 28, 2018

What Will The New Gorillaz Album Be Like in 2018?

Recently, Damon Albarn reportedly caused a scare after he left a laptop containing a master copy of the new Gorillaz album in the back of a taxi. We're all eager to hear that, but it looks like we won't be hearing any of that anytime soon.

Having previously confirmed plans for a new record in 2018, The Mirror reports that the Blur frontman left the laptop in the back of a taxi after he went drinking at London’s Groucho Club.

“It was a disaster. Damon oversees everything and, with Gorillaz, it’s not just audio – it’s the expensive visuals as well. The laptop’s contents are priceless”, a source told NME.  “But after a night at Groucho, Damon accidentally left it in a cab and caused a huge panic.”

The article also claims that the album is strongly inspired by Albarn’s strong anti-Brexit views and will be released next month.


Now, Damon Albarn has been quite politically spoken these few years, with his public condemnation of Donald Trump and Brexit in the months leading up to these events. He has always been one to comment on social life, such as during his Blur days, when he was famous for writing satirical, sarcastic and scarily accurate songs about life- and politics.

Blur's famous "Modern Life Is Rubbish" is a predictor of the current times- people on their headphones, watching TV, advertisements- it's like something out of a Black Mirror, kaftka-esque world. His "Everyday Robots" is a condemnation of technology (or perhaps his lack of tech-skills) but it's really about someone who longs to have a real human connection.

Now, with Gorillaz on the line, what will the new album sound like? Will it be a throwback to the past, where technology is not present? Or will it be even more techno, strange and unusual like their Humanz album?

Who knows- only time will tell.





May 24, 2018

Don't Look Back In Anger: An Exhibion Celebrating 90s British Music, Art & Culture

Attention fans! Don’t Look Back in Anger, which takes its name from the hit song by Oasis, is an exhibition that celebrates 90s British life through art. The exhibition features Damon Albarn as well as Oasis, and it is a must-go for all Britpop and Blur fans. Here's a little more about the exhibition. 

For one night only, visitors will be transported back to the last years of the 20th century, in an interactive evening of retro nostalgia. The ticketed event will include food, live music, board games and screenings. All art showcased on the night will be for sale, and available for purchase online following the event.

Highlight Nation is a platform dedicated to the nurturing of up and coming talent, whilst the Underdog Gallery continues to represent some of the finest mid-level and established artists. This collaboration is the first of its kind, and comes less than a year after Highlight Nation’s debut 2Pac - Changes art exhibition in September 2017.

The gallery itself is located near the Shard, in an area that’s bustling, well connected and easily reached.

Picking up on the popularity of 90s-themed parties, Highlight Nation hopes to strike the perfect balance between an art event and music night, making this exhibition a truly multimedia affair

Don't Look Back In Anger: An Exhibion Celebrating 90s British Music, Art & Culture

Click here to buy tickets: Eventbrite


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