Gorillaz | Daily Star – June 2017

‘We may be getting to old for Gorillaz’

Murdoc, 2-D and the rest of the cartoons are the virtual band’s official members.
But in reality Damon and Jamie Hewlett are the driving force behind the collaborative project.

Jamie, who designs the visuals, said: “We will be 50, we can’t continue doing this thing seriously for very long.

“Can you imagine the kids in 20 years when they discover that Gorillaz is hiding two senile old 70-year-olds?”

With a current roll call including Vince Staples and Danny Brown, Jamie can see a future of the band without himself or Damon as Gorillaz were always intended to be faceless.

Jamie added: “It is the essence of the rest of the Gorillaz story, even if it is not ours necessarily.”

Recalling the original concept, Damon said: “Over time I realised being a celebrity was a lot less important than preserving my freedom.”

More than 50,000 fans celebrate their new album with a massive eclectic Demon Dayz all-dayer in Margate today.

Jamie, who has decorated the Dreamland Amusement Park in Kent for the event, added: “It’s the only time we’ll get to play the record with the full cast list.”

The elusive Popcaan is expected to come over from Jamaica too.

Damon said: “Getting him was determination. I tried to sing like him through autotune but it didn’t work!”

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