Are we Humanz or are we dancers?
We caught up with music’s most unruly cartoon band to talk Cher-inspired reunions and new album ‘Humanz’.
After a chaotic five years, with more dramatic happenings than your average episode of EastEnders, Noodle, 2-D, Murdoc and Russel are back with the follow-up to ‘Plastic Beach’. Featuring a massive list of star-studded collaborators – from Vince Staples and Jehnny Beth, to Carly Simon, Graham Coxon, and Kelela, to just scrape the surface – we got the whole Gorillaz gang together to talk everything from Freudian disasters involving whales, to their rivalry with a small kitchen appliances firm.
How are things at Gorillaz HQ?
Murdoc: I won’t lie, getting back together again has been pretty emotional. Not for me. For the others. Russel, Noodle and 2D were overwhelmed to be in my presence again. It was almost embarrassing. But that’s why Gorillaz gel so well. Respect for your betters.
Russel: What’s embarrassing is the Snapchat he sent us all, before we agreed to come back.
Murdoc: Don’t know what you’re on about.
Russel: He was naked, hugging a Gorillaz photo and cry-singing ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ by Cher. It was low, man.
Murdoc: Yeah. Irony, mate. Lost on you Americans. Read More