- 19 Apr 17
The Gorillza hype machine went into overdrive in Limerick yesterday when a local music shop and an artists got together to create a monster sized mural of the band's Noodle on a giant wall in the city docks.
Local artist Steve O’Donnell, who teamed up with Warner Bros Ireland & Steamboat Records to pay homage to the world's biggest virtual band at a site outside the Riverpoint building, which is near Shannonbridge Roundabout.
He remarkably only started work on the mural last weekend, and finished it up yesterday. And the mural is now being described as "big coup for Limerick", according Mark Carey, owner of Steamboat Records."
Taking to social media last night, the artist Steve O'Donnell had this to say: "It was an absolute joy to work on this one. Everyone seemed to enjoy it just as much as we did painting it! Constant well wishes, beeps and even a few cheers throughout the day!"
You can wacth the making of the cool video here:
In an interview with the local paper, the Limerick Leader, Mark Carey added: ""We work with Warner and all the major labels, and Warner are doing preparations for the Gorillaz’ new album launch, which is called Humanz.
"And they wanted us to do some funky things to create a bit of hype for it. And this is part of their overall global marketing campaign, and they are hoping to plan these kind of things in a few cities around the world. We said: 'Yeah, we can make that happen. We can get it done quickly, and really well.'"