February 10th, 2012

Round-up of some more Converse-related news

A few things related to the launch of the Gorillaz Converse range and the new single...

Mondayschild sends the news that Gorillaz Sound System are playing another show at London's 100 Club on 15th February. It's likely to be guestlist and competetion-winners only again but you can enter the official contest to winner tickets here.

Vector sends the news that Billboard.com has a small article about the new single here. James Murphy is quoted as saying ""It was literally akin to a bunch of kids playing with toys until someone else said, 'Ooh! I like that bit!'" ... Writing the lyrics was the funniest part... one person would be mumble-singing something and another would overhear him and ask, 'Oh… did you just sing…' I don't know... some crazy words that weren't at ALL what the guy was singing, and those new, misunderstood words could become the hook for a verse. I loved that about it."

Vector also sends the news that this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly has an article with an interview with Damon. There's a preview on the Entertainment Weekly site here. Damon is quoted as saying "“I had spoken to James a couple times, but previously I knew only [his and Andre's] work. I love that level of spontaneity. I look for it all the time. It doesn’t always arrive on my doorstep, but it’s something I aspire to.” but there should be more quotes in the magazine itself. We'll try and get it up on G-U if someone sends in a scan or transcript.

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