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All Points East 2022 Review: Tame Impala's 'UFO' to Fred Again's Mike Skinner secret
READ MORE: The Courteeners announce huge Heaton Park 2023 gig as band celebrate milestoneAlthough many sets at APE were dogged by sound issues there were no such issues with Gorillaz headline set which played out in full to a swarming crowd of raucous fans.An impossibly sweaty and musically dexterous Damon Albarn held court over his ridiculously talented ensemble - and treated the crowd to the length and breadth of his cartoon band's back catalogue.Highlights were spacey track Saturnz Bars and the ridiculously catchy Clint Eastwood which closed out the show, sending John on his way among the swathes of revellers exiting the arid ground for the Central Line.The terrain a week later however, was admittedly a concern of mine when it came to selecting footwear given the bucket loads of rain the south east was soaked in the previous night.As it was I needn't have worried on Thursday, August 25, with just the two blokes in sight playing it safe in wellies while the risk of wearing trainers paid off for the rest of us.All Points East is far more than one massive stage (the East Stage) backed by a massive Luno VIP section on one side and Guest Area on the other.At the opposite end of what really is a massive park in the capital, was the Ray-Ban West Stage where Caribou brought summer evening vibes in abundance.In between them both was the North Stage where Fred Again really did bring out Mike Skinner of The Streets fame — still not over it — the futuristic 6 Music Stage and the smaller attraction the Firestone Stage.Montell Fish at the BMW Play Next stage was first to stop me in my tracks thanks to his chilled out hip-hop sound which juxtaposed his almost aggressive and energy on stage which he made his own half naked.Hanging
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Gorillaz announce new album ‘Cracker Island’, release ‘New Gold’ with Tame Impala and Bootie Brown
Gorillaz have shared details of their new album ‘Cracker Island’ alongside the release of latest single ‘New Gold’ featuring Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.‘Cracker Island’ is released on February 24, 2023 via Parlophone (pre-order here) and marks the follow-up to 2020’s ‘Song Machine, Season One – Strange Timez‘.The virtual band, headed up by Damon Albarn, has a host of collaborators on their eighth studio album including Stevie Nicks, Bad Bunny, Beck, Thundercat, Adeleye Omotayond and the aforementioned Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.It’s produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Greg Kurstin along with Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.Today (August 31) the band have also shared ‘New Gold’, which follows on from first single ‘Cracker Island‘. Gorillaz debuted the track live at their headline All Points East show in London on August 19 with both Kevin Parker of Tame Impala and Bootie Brown joining the band onstage.“It’s kind of a mad song, to be honest with you,” Albarn told the crowd at the time.Press material about Gorillaz’s new album states: “Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join The Last Cult in search of the one truth to fix the world.