• Gorillaz Co-Creator, Jamie Hewlett, Confirms Return On Instagram
• Listen to Julio Bashmore‘s Glowing New Track, “Kong”
• Watch Kraftwerk: Pop Art, an hour-long documentary on the band from BBC4
• Danny Daze Launches New Podcast Series, Sunday Morning
Gorillaz Co-Creator, Jamie Hewlett, Confirms Return On Instagram
The Gorillaz hiatus is coming to an end after co-creator Jamie Hewlett confirmed the return onInstagram.
He teased the comeback with a few drawings and animations of virtual band characters Murdoc and Noodle, before replying to comments with “Yes Gorillaz Returns”.
Although there’s been no official announcement as of yet, it’s a clear enough declaration that the band will be releasing new music this year.
Their last album, ‘The Fall’, was released in 2010, featuring Bobby Womack collaboration ‘Bobby In Phoenix’, before Albarn called time on the group in 2012.
Check out the artwork above and here.
Listen to Julio Bashmore’s Glowing New Track, “Kong”
Julio Bashmore’s shared another new cut from his forthcoming debut album.
Added to the list of tracks the Mixmag cover star unveiled at the end of last year, including the dreamy ‘Simple Love’ and the funk-soaked ‘Rhythm Of Auld’, ‘Kong’ sees him hook up with singer Bixby for yet another glowing ray of house.
There’s no release date for the album at the minute but you’ll be able to get a taste of the record if you catch him on tour this month.
Listen to ‘Kong’ above and see his upcoming European tour dates below.
February 7 – The Fleet, Portsmouth, UK
February 10 – Sheffield University Student Union, Sheffield, UK
February 13 – Klear, Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 20 – The Academy, Dublin
February 27 – The Forum, Aberdeen
February 28 – YoYo, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
March 14 – Concorde 2, Brighton
April 3 – Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found, Malta
June 6 – Wild Life Festival, Brighton, UK
June 27 – Awakenings Festivals, Spaamdam, Netherlands
Watch Kraftwerk: Pop Art, an hour-long documentary on the band from BBC4
New documentary from BBC4 traces four decades of the band’s storied history.
German innovators Kraftwerk were the subject of an hour-long documentary from BBC4. The programme features new interviews about the band and plenty of archive footage, including a live track from the original Computerworld tour in 1981 and excerpts from Ralf Hütter’s last ever filmed interview from the same year.
Simon Witter’s film also has a rare clip of the band playing as a three-piece and a French television “staging” of ‘The Robots’, as well as footage from Kraftwerk’s recent concerts at London’s Tate Modern.
Danny Daze Launches New Podcast Series, Sunday Morning
A side step from Daze’s already versatile musical repertoire, ‘Sunday Morning’ is a new podcast series exploring the experimental electronic realms of Daze’s wunderkind mind. To be released on the first Sunday of every month, beginning yesterday, February 1st.
“Sunday Morning is a mix series dedicated to pushing artists and labels who intend on pursuing the beauty in downtempo/chill-wave music. The focus is centered on experimental yet eloquent productions. This mix series is made in order to wind down and relax after a long night out, or simply listen to something other than dance music. I grew up with record labels like M3rck and Schematic based out of Miami, and have always searched for mixes which included these sort of sounds after a long weekend of traveling. Having not found many, I decided to make this an ongoing series with upcoming mixes by artist like Ruxpin, Lackluster, 214, Doroboter & Cliff Lothar. Enjoy the soundscapes.” – Danny Daze
(via The Underground)