Gorillaz News: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Lillaz and Gorillaz For Beginners giving you the news!

This week:

Song Machine Radio

WE’RE GETTING A GORILLAZ RADIO SHOW!!! This series will air on Apple Music, with each of the 4 episodes being hosted by each of the band members (similar to their 2005 6Mix takeover). Stay tuned for hour-long radio shows hosted by 2D (already aired 19th October, 5PM ET), Murdoc (6th November, 3PM ET), Noodle (23rd November, 2PM ET) & Russel (9th December, Midnight ET).


Listen to 2D’s first show below:


Mixtape Snippets

We already know that all 4 Song Machine cassettes have different tracklists, but now we have dedicated mixes that showcase all the songs off of each mix (and subsequently the album)! All 4 tapes have dedicated preview mixes on streaming services as singles; check them out below.

  1. Strange Timez
  2. The Valley of The Pagans
  3. The Lost Chord
  4. MLS
  5. With Love To An Ex
  6. Désolé
  7. Aries
  8. PAC-MAN
  9. Simplicity
  10. Dead Butterflies
  11. Chalk Tablet Towers
  12. The Pink Phantom
  1. Strange Timez
  2. The Valley of The Pagans
  3. The Lost Chord
  4. PAC-MAN
  5. Chalk Tablet Towers
  6. The Pink Phantom
  7. Aries
  8. MLS
  9. Simplicity
  10. Désolé
  11. Momentary Bliss
  1. Strange Timez
  2. The Valley of The Pagans
  3. The Lost Chord
  4. PAC-MAN
  5. Friday 13th
  6. The Pink Phantom
  7. Aries
  8. MLS
  9. Opium
  10. Dead Butterflies
  11. Momentary Bliss
  1. Strange Timez
  2. The Valley of The Pagans
  3. The Lost Chord
  4. PAC-MAN
  5. Chalk Tablet Towers
  6. The Pink Phantom
  7. Aries
  8. Severed Head
  9. Simplicity
  10. Désolé
  11. Momentary Bliss

How Far? Instrumental

SongJam have one again provided us with an official instrumental, this time uploading the one for How Far?


Reviewz

Many publications have done reviews of Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez — and it’s generally well-received! Here are a few reviews:

The Guardian: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ /5

The Irish Times: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ /5

Consequence of Sound: B

Louder Than War: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ /5

Entertainment Weekly: B

Gigwise: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ /10

The Forty-Five: ⭐⭐⭐½ /5


Interviewz

Damon and Jamie have appeared in a few interviews this week!

The Best, Worst, and Weirdest of Gorillaz, According to Damon AlbarnVulture – Damon mentions that he thinks the music video for Strobelite is rubbish!

Gorillaz in the MistSociety – Damon and Jamie comment on Brexit, Covid-19, Donald Trump, and cultural appropriation.

Damon Albarn: “Nuestra mayor crisis existencial es nuestra relación con internet”Latercera – Interesting points mentioned in this Spanish article: “I already have a song for season 2, but I have to slow down otherwise Jamie freaks out”

“I guess we’ll have to finish the second season and then there will finally be time to release the Gorillaz movie. Fingers crossed”

“There is a project for a film with Netflix: an hour of pure fiction with music. We are currently evaluating the first script.”

Gorillaz. 1990s: The Last Time We Were FreeSette – Damon recalls the golden years of Blur to tell the path that led him to the electronic music of the cartoon band. “Instead of getting depressed, we should invent new lives”


CHAI Covers 19-2000!

CHAI, guest stars on the upcoming track ‘MLS,’ have covered 19-2000 in celebration of Song Machine’s upcoming release date!

Watch the adorable cover on instagram, or listen below:

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