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Blur - 81% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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‘When our third album comes out our position as the quintessential English band of the 90s will be assured.’ A typical bullish statement that could have been made by any number of UK indie bands in 1990 - but from the mouth of Damon Albarn of Blur it amounted to prophecy. Blur were formed in London while Albarn (23 March 1968, Whitechapel, London, England; vocals), Read more

Damon Albarn - 77% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 March 1968, London, England. ‘Don’t take me too seriously, ’ Damon Albarn once told The Guardian newspaper, ‘I’m a stupid idiot musician’. The latter seems to be a view held by many, despite the Blur frontman being considered part of British pop (or more specifically Britpop) nobility. Noel Gallagher of Oasis even went so far as to wish (in T Read more

Radiohead - 40% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The five members of Radiohead first met at a private boys school in Abingdon, a small, picturesque town on the outskirts of Oxford. Thom Yorke (Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar) had been given his first instrument, a Spanish guitar, at the age of eight by his mother. He formed his first band two years later, then j Read more

MGMT - 33% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Based in Brooklyn, New York City, this US band comprises Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. The duo met at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and formed MGMT aka the Management in 2002, initially as a vehicle for their experiments with synthesizers and drum machines. Over time the experiments morphed into a full-blown project. The Time To Pretend EP was releas Read more

Gnarls Barkley - 28% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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The pseudonym used by former Goodie Mob rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green aka Cee-Lo (Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, 30 May 1974, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and producer Danger Mouse (b. Brian Burton, 29 July 1977, White Plains, New York, USA) for one of 2006’s most inventive and witty musical outings, St. Elsewhere. The latter’s profile was riding high thanks to the success of his Read more

Kasabian - 27% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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This charismatic UK band was formed towards the end of the 90s by main songwriters Tom Meighan (Thomas Meighan, 11 January 1981, Leicester, England; vocals) and Sergio Pizzorno (b. 15 December 1980, Newton Abbot, Devon, England; guitar/keyboards). Raised in Leicester, the duo originally began writing together while still at school. Meighan and Pizzorno were subsequently join Read more

Massive Attack - 27% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This loose UK collective, formed by rapper 3D (Robert Del Naja, 21 January 1966, England), Daddy G (b. Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (b. Andrew Vowles, Knowle West, Bristol, England), emerged from Bristol’s experimental music scene. The trio spent several years working on various mobile sound systems, as well as releasing records as part of the Wild Bunch (‘Fucking Read more

Beck - 26% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bek David Campbell, 8 July 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hansen rose swiftly to prominence in 1994 with his exhilarating marriage of folk (Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie) and guitar noise. As a child he loitered around his bluegrass street musician father, living with his office-worker mother Bibbe Hansen and half-brother in some of Los Angeles’ worst addresses, pickin Read more

Franz Ferdinand - 26% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of the most intriguing UK guitar bands to emerge in the early years of the twenty-first century, Franz Ferdinand derive their name from an Austro-Hungarian royal whose assassination proved to be the catalyst for the World War I (via a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand that the band had seen on the television). The Glasgow, Scotland-based quartet, Alex Kapranos (Alexande Read more

Alt-J - 24% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Portishead - 24% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Named after the sleepy port on the south-west coast of England where Geoff Barrow (9 December 1971, Walton in Gordano, Somerset, England) spent his teens. His intentions in forming the band were simple: ‘I just wanted to make interesting music, proper songs with a proper life span and a decent place in people’s record collections.’ Barrow started out as a tape Read more

Las Rayas Blancas - 23% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The White Stripes - 23% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a new breed of back-to-basics rock acts to emerge from Detroit, Michigan, USA, the White Stripes comprises enigmatic bass-free duo Jack White (John Anthony Gillis, 9 July 1975, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar/vocals) and Meg White (b. Megan Martha White, 10 December 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA; drums). The Whites, who Jack claimed were brother and sister from a dysfun Read more

Thom Yorke - 23% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellinborough, Northamptonshire, England. Thom Yorke is best known as the lead vocalist with UK band Radiohead, who established themselves as one of the leading alternative rock bands of their generation with a series of powerful albums in the late 90s and early 00s. Yorke was instrumental in the development of Radiohead’s art during Read more

Arcade Fire - 22% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
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