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Hey, Hey, We're The Gorillaz

Profile by Sheryl Garratt, Observer, The, July 2001

IN ITS TENTH year now, the £20,000 Mercury Music Prize is awarded every September to the best British album. Chosen by a panel of critics, ...

Gorillaz: Hey Hey We're The Monkeys!

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2001

Four years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett shared a flat and partied with Spice Girls. Then they invented GORILLAZ. The weed-soaked cartoon collective has ...

Gorillaz: Manchester International Festival, Opera House, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, Sunday Telegraph, November 2005

Paul Morley watches Damon Albarn's cartoon band come alive ...


Interview by Andrew Purcell, Independent, The, April 2006

THERE ARE GHOSTS at the Apollo. Bobby Byrd holds his master's cape, the amateur night regulars bawl, shimmy and shake, and Fats Gonder asks "are ...

Damon Albarn: From Pop to Opera

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, November 2008

He's indifferent to money and drugs. He hates the celebrity circus. And he famously said no to Tony Blair – but yes to getting drunk ...

Gorillaz: Plastic Beach

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Village Voice, The, March 2010

Gorillaz Get Serious: Plastic Beach loads up on guest stars and gravitas ...

see also Damon Albarn

see also Blur

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