Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": alternative electronic hip-hop rock indie trip-hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Biography

A unique phenomenon, Gorillaz is best described as a multi-national virtual hip-hop group comprising the fictional characters 2D (vocals/keyboards), Murdoc (bass), Russel (drums) and Noodle (guitar). The prominent brains behind the formation of the outfit were Blur’s lead singer Damon Albarn, producer Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura, and the cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, creator of the cult Tank Girl. The Gorillaz’ refreshing take on hip-hop and electronica was a revelation. After November 2000’s debut Tomorrow Comes Today EP, the real breakthrough came with the following year’s UK Top 5 hit, ‘Clint Eastwood’. Equally sinister and humorous, the song’s lasting imprint proved to be Albarn’s carefree ‘sunshine in a bag’ vocal hook. A fine remix by Ed Case introduced the song to lovers of UK garage and also crossed over to the US charts. The catchy ‘19/2000’ was equally successful, and like its predecessor...

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