- 20 May 05
Back in the saddle with their eagerly anticipated second album Demon Days, subversive animated quartet Gorillaz here talk to Paul Nolan about striking out against celebrity culture, what went wrong with the Gorillaz movie, collaborating with Shaun Ryder, Roots Manuva and Dennis Hopper, and why they didn’t vote Labour. Oh, and Mexican brothels.
Whatever else you say about Gorillaz, the animated four-piece sure were an innovative proposal on paper. The idea of a bona fide indie demi-god, Damon Albarn, and a hugely respected illustrator, Jamie Hewitt, retreating from the media glare of their respective professions and pouring all their creative energy into a brand new musical/visual enterprise – with all the freedom from the usual press/fan expectations that would entail – was certainly an intriguing one.
Demon Days is released on Parlophone on May 23.