Gorillaz-Unofficial (gorillaz_news) wrote,

Blur / Electric Wave Bureau / JJ Doom / Dr.Dee roundup / Umbro / Ghostigital(?) / Africa Express

A quickfire news summary of the latest Damon, Jamie and Gorillaz news. The Gorillaz-Unofficial Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/gorillaz_u ) is currently what we're updating the fastest, and you don't need to be on twitter to read it, so for all the latest up-to-the-minute news check there this summer.

Electric Wave Bureau
Damon's in a new-ish (they've been around for at least a year without announcing anything) group / collective called Electric Wave Bureau. It's Electric Wave Bureau who've done the music for Rufus Norris' film Broken. Mike Smith is also in the group. Check out we currently know on the G-U forums here, including further links.

Blur announce 'secret' 100 Club show and BBC sessions / CD single and merch
*In addition to their previously announced summer 2012 dates, Blur will play London's tiny 100 Club on 2nd August (most tickets for journalists / guestlist).
*They will also play 2 BBC Sessions on 31st August, one for BBC 6Music Radio (on the Steve Lamacq show) and one on the Jo Whiley show for Radio 2 the same day. You can listen on the internet via the BBC site and we'll post all the relevant links near the time to listen live.
*In other Blur news, Blur's single Under The Westway / The Puritan is getting a release on CD single as well as the previously announced 7", and the CD single includes instrumentals and an acoustic version. It's only available from the Blur shop here. *The Blur shop also has a new range of Blur merchandise.
*Finally, William Orbit, who Blur worked on initially for Under The Westway but who didn't produce the final officially released track, leaked his version to the internet - apparently. EMI have been taking down links to the version but you can occasionally find it by searching youtube...

Damon in Umbro advertising campaign
Damon is one of Umbro's (sportswear company) 'faces of England' advertising the new England soccer strip. Check it all out on their site here

Damon features on Ghostigital record - they say
Ghostigital (of which Einar Orn, longtime Damon collaborator, is one half) released a new album on 30 June (according to their official site) or 25 June (according to iTunes). They claim it features Damon Albarn though he doesn't sing on the record. All the info we've managed to dig up is here.

Dr.Dee reviews, articles
Dr.Dee has ended its London run, we collected the reviews and final media appearances on the G-U forum thread here

Africa Express train tour dates and tickets
Damon's previously announced Africa Express early September train tour of the UK has announced some official dates and you can buy tickets. Check out all the announced dates so far on the official Africa Express site here

Damon features on JJ Doom track - release details
We reported previously that Damon was due to appear on a JJ Doom track, it's now announced the track will be 'Bite The Thong' and it will be out on the album 'Key To The Kuffs' on 21st August. All the details here.


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