Gorillaz Pulling Those Nostalgia Strings

The past few weeks has seen some interesting movements with the hairy crew that is the Gorillaz posting a load of nostalgic material on Instagram as well as a brand spanking new website. As we are all 90’s kids, we could not help ourselves by looking into this mysterious behaviour from the virtual band.

If you are an avid Gorillaz fan then this might just be old news to you but even if you are not a fan, this is a perfect time to relive the glory days of their iconic tunes.

Last week saw the band monkeying around on their Instagram, which they haven’t actually used in God knows how long. It seemed that every day they would post images as a representation of their history, with the first few posts themed around their first ever release.

Did you know it has been 16 whole years since the release of their first EP ‘Tomorrow Comes Today’ in 2000? While the legendary single ‘Clint Eastwood’ followed in 2001, and I’m pretty sure the majority of us still listen and can still appreciate the magic behind these first few songs.

The rest of their mysterious social media activity included nostalgic images of past music videos, live performances and the unforgettable album artworks, including Demon Days, Plastic Beach and Phase 4.


But let’s not talk about the past, let’s talk about the present, because that is what gets us excited, especially when a band like the Gorillaz hint at a new album coming sometime soon.

In a recent Instagram post, collaborator Jamie Hewlett sums is all up by saying “new Gorillaz is special, really f****** special. Can’t be rushed. 2017, yo.” and he carries on to say “Go shop, take vacation, that s*** aint happening this year. But its gonna be all that and more”.

So it seems we are all going to have to go shopping and then take a vacation before the new Gorillaz album is allowed to be released. That is a big commitment! What if you can’t afford a vacation?… (that is me trying to be funny).

Anyway, in the meantime, while you wait for the ‘special’ new music, go check out their new website and just leave it on in the background. It might sound odd but it is just like having the perfect reminisce of some absolute iconic material – http://gorillaz.com/

Let us pray that the new project from the hairy, scary, drug taking creatures is as good, if not better than their timeless collection of current music.

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Guy Thornbury-Phillips

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