The world’s biggest animated band creates new era
In a delirium of police lights and hallucinations, the BRIT and Grammy-winning virtual band Gorillaz ring in a new dawn, teaming up with Nexus Studios to create the epic psychedelic video for their summer banger “Cracker Island” featuring Thundercat. Directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy nominated Nexus Studios director, FX Goby, “Cracker Island” takes viewers on a late night journey into the City of Angels.
“Think of it as the final scene in the movie, the bit after the grand finale when the hero (me) is about to stride into the sunset, credits rolling,” says Murdoc. “That’s right, we’re starting at the end. Why? COS I WORK IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS.”
Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join The Last Cult, in search of the one truth to fix the world.
“Cracker Island” features virtuosic bassist, mercurial talent and twice-Grammy winner Thundercat, with production courtesy of eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.
The Gorillaz World Tour 2022 which started in South America earlier in the year has seen the band play to ecstatic crowds at Primavera and across Europe, and on to Australia for the Gorillaz first visit in 12 years, before one-off shows next month in London at All Points East on August 19th and Dublin’s 3Arena on August 17th ahead of a hugely anticipated US run of dates in September and October.