Not that it matters—Gorillaz is a virtual band. It doesn't quite exist.
Its four members (2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs, and Noodle), designed
and drawn by Hewlett, are fictional. The group inhabits Kong Studios, high
on a mountain in Essex, northeast of London. There are no mountains in
Essex. The band exists enough to make music, to produce videos, to remix,
and to be remixed.
Albarn (music) and Hewlett (art) are the spirit behind Gorillaz. Their
first outing, five years ago, remixed the whole idea of what a band could
be. The iconography was grabbed from everywhere—sci-fi, anime, rock videos—
while the music was a hip hop-based cut-and-paste of poppy melodies, old
horror movie themes, and any sonic style available. The debut album,
Gorillaz, sold an impressive 6 million copies worldwide, making it the most
successful album ever by a virtual group.
, Keeping it
Like I keep saying, satire just can't keep up in today's world …
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