Strobelite – the euphoric dance track from chart topping album Humanz – is the new video from Gorillaz.
Directed by Stoke native and Murdoc Niccals’ acolyte Raoul Skinbeck, the Strobelite video features Peven Everett along with band members 2D, Noodle, Murdoc and Russel Hobbs smashing it on a night out at an infamous London hotspot.
Skinbeck, a longtime acquaintance of Niccals, has a long and illustrious career in producing TV ads for a local double glazing company based in Stoke on Trent and Murdoc thought he’d be rather good at making pop videos.
A remix of Strobelite by producer wunderkind Kaytranada is set to land on Friday 18th.
Also coming in time for Notting Hill Carnival is a dancehall remix of Saturnz Barz by Cadenza, featuring all new verses from Mad Cobra, Assassin, Kila P and Teddy Bruckshot in addition to original vocals by Popcaan and Damon Albarn.
Gorillaz live show has already been met with a rapturous response. The band headlined the inaugural Demon Dayz festival in Margate earlier this summer and most recently opened their Humanz world tour across sold out dates in the US.
The full list of upcoming North American dates on the Humanz Tour is:
8/11/17 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
9/16/17 – New York, NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/18/17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
9/20/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
9/22/17 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9/24/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017
9/26/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/30/17 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/8/17 & 10/15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival
Stream Strobelite here: www.gorill.az/strobelite
Download high res PRESS IMAGES / STROBELITE VIDEO STILLS:www.gorillaz.com/rmpphoto
Notes to Editors:
Peven Everett is a rare artist of many talents whose work alternately covers the territories of house, R&B, jazz and hip-hop. Everett, who was born in Harvey, IL, received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at the age of 17, before leaving to perform live at Carnegie Hall with the likes of Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, and Winton Marsalis. Since then, the multi-instrumentalist has played trumpet on a handful of jazz recordings (including Curtis Lundy’s Against All Odds) and has become a prominent figure in Chicago’s house, soul and R&B communities. He has released seven solo albums to date.
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) and The Fall (2011). 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 and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act. New album Humanz was released to widespread critical acclaim last month, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. album charts respectively, and topping the iTunes chart in 60 plus countries around the world.
The 14-track album Humanz is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring new and previously unreleased ‘b-sides’ / alternate versions of album tracks, is available to pre-order via gorillaz.com/storenow. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principleand Kali Uchis among others.