The Song Machine series, which premiered its third episode this afternoon (April 9), sees the cartoon group uploading tracks from their Kong Studios “as and when they happen.”
In the latest episode, bassist Murdoc heads off on a journey with singer and longtime rival 2D, but it isn’t long before old grudges come to the fore once more.
Gorillaz guitarist Noodle said of the new track and episode: “Highly impatient and competitive, many Aries have the fighting spirit of your mythological ruler.”
The latest offering follows on from the second episode, which arrived in late January and saw the cartoon group debut ‘Désolé’ – a new track with celebrated Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara.
Our review stated: “Reject False Icons isn’t some companion piece to provide a deeper understanding of Gorillaz’ fictional dystopian-like world. Nor does it pretend to be. Fans and casual viewers alike will find much to enjoy in watching Albarn interact with producers, touring bandmates and an A+ guestlist of musicians including Mavis Staples and George Benson. It may lack in personal revelations, but it makes up for that as a vibrant celebration of one of Britain’s most idiosyncratic and inventive bands.”