COLLABORATE ON LIMITED EDITION WATCH COLLECTION
Available Winter 2018
Watch Gorillaz in space
Gorillaz have collaborated with G-Shock on GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK – a limited edition collection of new watches designed for band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs – available later this year.
A chance meeting in Tokyo this summer between G-Shock creator Mr. Ibe and Noodle, longtime admirers of each other’s work, led to a conversation about art, life, music and fulfilling their mutually aligned intergalactic goals… The result? Our intrepid gang of four (including Murdoc, recently released from HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs) set off for Galaxy M101. Their mission? To play a gig in space and take G-Shock extraterrestrial… Watch how it all went down here in this short film art-directed by Jamie Hewlett, with French directors collective BRVTVS.
The GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK collection will be available to buy this winter, with more information to be revealed very soon. Sign up here to be notified on all the latest news about the collaboration.
A very limited number of watches will be made available for fans to pre order ahead of the general public. More information coming soon, direct to fans.
Gorillaz will return to North America next month for further dates on The Now Now Tour to include a headline slot at the band’s own acclaimed Demon Dayz Festival. The “joyful apocalypse… and carnivalesque festival of great performances” (The Guardian)”, curated by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, will make its exclusive appearance for this year at the Pico Rivera Arena in Los Angeles on 20th October. (See complete tour itinerary here).
Notes to Editors:
About Gorillaz: Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
About BRVTVS: BRVTVS is a French directors collective created by Thibaud Clergue, Aurelien Duhayon & Sebastien Iglesias
They met together at the 3D animation French school SUPINFOCOM where they did two graduations films, “Azul” and “Contre-temps”. Pushed by the passion of making movies they’ve decided to create the collective and make their first independent short film “HORDE” followed one year later by the movie clip “THE LAST GOODBYE” for the Canadian musician “PILOTPRIEST”. Both of the films received a very warm reception from internet and festivals.
The three directors worked in a lot of different projects individually for companies in London and Paris before joining Feed Me Light. Collectively they have developed various skills like concept design, 3d & 2d animation, modelling and illustration. This diversity of domains make the strength of the collective, as it gives them an independence in projects and an availability to manage all the parts of a film.