DEMON DAYS PRESS RELEASE
GORILLAZ RETURN WITH DEMON DAYS
"Every great band is destroyed by their success: cartoon bands are
So says Gorillaz guitarist Noodle, who took the helm for new album
Demon Days, the follow-up to the band's multi-million selling debut
Gorillaz. "Noodle wrote most of this album herself," says drummer
Russel Hobbs. "Murdoc may try and take the credit for it, but from
the basic sketches to the finished album, this was Noodle's vision."
Demon Days will be released by Parlophone on 23rd May, and will be
preceeded by the single Feel Good Inc, released 9th May.
Co-produced by Gorillaz/Damon Albarn and the Grey Album mastermind
Danger Mouse, Demon Days was recorded at the band's own Kong
Studios. The album is a darker and more intense affair than 2001's
Gorillaz, explains Noodle: "The soul of the recording can't avoid
being a manifestation of the time, climate and location of the place
we were in when it was recorded. Consequently the colours are rich,
dark and heavy while the rhythms are clean, strategic and
relentless. It has a consciousness to it."
"Like someone has taken the first album and coloured it in," adds
Gorillaz reputation for excellence and enthusiasm has secured them a
stellar guest list. Featured on the album are contributions from De
La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, Roots Manuva, MF Doom,
Ike Turner, Bootie Brown of the Pharcyde, Shaun Ryder, Dennis
Hopper, the London Community Gospel Choir and the San Fernandez
The full tracklisting is as follows:
2.Last Living Souls
3.Kids With Guns
4.O Green World
6.Feel Good Inc.
8.Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
9.November Has Come
13.Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
14.Don't Get Lost In Heaven
The band is currently shooting a promo for Feel Good Inc. with video
director Jamie Hewlett, starring the track's guest performers De La
Soul alongside Gorillaz.
Gorillaz are Noodle (guitar), 2-D (vocals), Murdoc Nicalls (bass),
and Russel Hobbs (drums). Signed to Parlophone at their very first
gig in 1998, their debut album Gorillaz (2001) has sold 6 million
albums worldwide. Visit the band in their Essex hang-out Kong
Studios at http://www.gorillaz.com
and enter their online talent contest, Search For A Star.