Damon Albarn Starts Another Band, And They've Got An Album
By: Spacelab Research Staff
With Gorillaz barely a fading memory, Damon Albarn's new band have started playing live gigs. More super than a supergroup, but probably not able to leap buildings in a single bound (yet), the band has set out with live shows, a set of songs, and album name (The Good, The Bad and The Queen), AND NO BAND NAME (yet).
The band includes a very interesting list of names that includes Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), Paul Simonon (The Clash), Simon Tong (The Verve), and Tony Allen (Fela Kuti/Africa 70). Wow.
Playing a one-off pub gig at the Pig's Nose in East Prawle, Devon, the band played an even dozen songs to test out some material before taking on the BBC's Electric Proms on October 26th.
"We've done a lot of rehearsal and none of us have taken it for granted even though we done a lot before. You know that everyone has performed in front of 100,000 people, so they're not there to prove anything, they're there to really make sure the music is as good as they can get it," Damon Albarn told NME in an interview after the pub gig.
The album The Good, The Bad and The Queen will be out in January 2007, which doesn't give a lot of time to choose a band name (they still have manufacture the CD's, right?). It was produced by Dangermouse.
He's also working with Make Trade Fair, a project that is seeking a balance on global trade issues.