A New Era For The World’s Biggest Animated Band
SYDNEY POP UP STORE SET TOOK PLACE SATURDAY 30TH JULY FOLLOWING SOLD OUT ARENA SHOWS – FEATURING A HUGE COLLECTION OF MERCHANDISE PLUS EXCLUSIVE, NEVER BEFORE SEEN ITEMS
In a delirium of police lights and hallucinations, the BRIT and Grammy-winning virtual band Gorillaz ring in a new dawn, teaming up with Nexus Studios to create the epic psychedelic video for their summer banger ‘Cracker Island ft. Thundercat’.
Directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy nominated Nexus Studios director, Fx Goby, Cracker Island takes viewers on a late night journey into the City of Angels.
Last week, Gorillaz were wowing crowds at sold out arenas in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide with their first shows down-under in 12 years. To further celebrate this long awaited return to Australia, as well as the release of 'Cracker Island', fans will had the opportunity to visit the Gorillaz pop up store in Sydney, which saw Murdoc, Noodle, 2D and Russel take over 29 Australia Street in Camperdown on Saturday 30th July, from 9am – 5pm.
The pop up store featured exclusive, never before seen merchandise and poster designs, as well as the sold-out tour range and a huge collection of merch, toys, accessories, box sets, vinyl and more. As an added bonus, the first 100 entrants received a free Gorillaz face mask.
Cracker Island features virtuosic bassist, mercurial talent and twice-Grammy winner Thundercat, with production courtesy of eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.
Murdoc, Gorillaz fictional bassist said - “Think of it as the final scene in the movie, the bit after the grand finale when the hero (me) is about to stride into the sunset, credits rolling. That’s right, we’re starting at the end. Why? COS I WORK IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS.”
Check out the new music video below