February 1st, 2012

More Murdoc tweets about Converse track / Lana Del Rey mentions Damon / DRC Music unboxing

Firstly, Murdoc tweeted a further about the Gorillaz Converse collaboration a further three times yesterday on his Twitter here. (roydelaat was first with the news). Murdoc said:-
"That’s the first collaboration I think I’ve actually stolen off the other artists. And it works very well. Mmm…..nnnnice…"
"My new Gorillaz shoes have just arrived! These ain’t for sale though. Size-9 Cuban-heeled leather Converse. Mmmm… Hand-made just for me!"
"Actually, this is the best collaboration I think we’ve done really. And the other artists don’t even know they did it! Is that wrong?"

Secondly, in an interview with The Sun newspaper a few days ago (full interview here), Lana Del Rey mentioned Damon and Bobby Womack, saying:-
"I spent a day with Damon. It was good. He saw me on Jools Holland. Damon and Bobby Womack had been watching the show together that night and called me the next day asking me if I'd come over. I just drove over and they just wanted me to freestyle, make up a chorus on a song. So I did. He's smart. I've taken notice of a lot of UK artists. I like Professor Green and Mark Ronson. Those two stand out."

Thirdly, Gabriel Guevara sends a link to his video of unboxing the deluxe vinyl edition of Damon's recent collaborative project DRC Music! Check it out here.


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Damon and Graham Coxon will both support Ed Sheeran for Warchild benefit show / AE Soundsystem show

As announced by the official Blur Facebook (and elsewhere), Damon along with Blur bandmate Graham Coxon will support Ed Sheeran at a special Warchild benefit show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 19th February. See the gig poster on the Blur Facebook here. Priority tickets go onsale to O2 Customers at 9am on February 2nd at this link. Damon's band Blur (who include Graham Coxon on guitars) will perform some songs and accept a contribution to music award at the Brit Awards in London, 2 days later.

In other news, Droid sends in the story that Africa Express Soundsystem have announced details of a 2nd show (following on from their Standon Calling festival appearance last summer). They will play the Dome in Brighton, UK on Saturday 12th May, as part of the Great Escape Festival. More details on the efestivals site here.


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New Murdoc Pirate Radio on Converse site / Murdoc tweets new Gorillaz image (UPDATE #2)

Listen to a new Pirate Radio broadcast from Murdoc here:-

http://play.converse.co.uk/2012/02/01/murdoc-on-the-wire/.

And Murdoc just tweeted a new Gorillaz image! Check it out here.

UPDATE 19:27GMT:- daniel9965 sends the news that the full version of the picture is on www.converse.de here.

UPDATE 23:59GMT:- HappyRadio sends the news that according to an article here, the Gorillaz Converse song will be out on February 23rd.


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