Gorillaz and MTV

Posted by Andy Gavin on Mon, 2005-11-28 14:07

Recently a saw Jonathan Ross interview Damon Alburn (famous as Blur's front man) and Jamie Hewlett (who comic enthusiasts will know as the creator of Tank Girl).
They told a story about how, a few years ago, they were sharing a flat in London. Watching the manufactured bands on MTV, they became disillusioned— so they decided to manufacture their own band. A cartoon band: the Gorillaz. Quite amazing to think, this month they won the MTV award for Best Band despite insisting there isn't a band.

The Band Characters are very detailed, it seems they have almost deliberately given each character deep personality— each with detailed interests. If you have a spare day you might want to take a look at their website. This is a whole new world.


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