November 1st, 2010

New Damon interview: talks Gorillaz and other projects

There's a great new inteview with Damon by Simon Sweetman on stuff.co.nz - you can check it out here. Damon talks about Gorillaz and his other projects. Perhaps most notably in Gorillaz terms, he has quite a bit to say about the record he has been working on on the road in America (here, unlike elsewhere and earlier, definitely referred to as a Gorillaz record):-

"there's also another Gorillaz record I'm finishing up too. I've actually taken a mobile studio with me on this tour, because it's the longest I've been out on the road since, as I say, the days of Blur at its peak, so I have that luxury now of recording as I go....
...It's basically a tour-diary as a record, I guess it's my love-letter to America. I used to be very baffled by this place, and I guess I still am in some ways; America confused me enormously. But right now with all that's going on this is a good place to be and this has been a great tour, the shows have been very special. The audiences are the closest to mid-90s Blur audiences; I mean it's really been wonderful. And we're getting to play to good-sized crowds. And they know this music; they're really into it. They know it well. So that's great. I mean that's what it's about, right?"



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