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Artist of the Week: Gorillaz

March 8, 2010 (6:34 am) GMT
Powered with tracks which feature Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul and Lou Reed, 'Plastic Beach' may crack Billboard Hot 200's Top 10 list.

As a follow-up to their two previous albums which went platinum, are gearing up to release "". This virtual band are going to release their new album in the United States on March 9.

As their first treatment before the album comes out, they released "an electro-ish 'crack funk' sound" called "Stylo". Of the single, Murdoc Niccals told NME, "I wanted the music to feel euphoric, whilst still putting across how precarious our tightly packed situation is now, worldwide. Where we're at as a species on this overpopulated planet."

Featuring Bobby Womack and , the track made its way out in January and peaked at No. 25 on Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Its music video was debuted two months later, seeing playing an assailant who chases 2D, Murdoc and Noodle down the desert road.

Beside Bobby Womack and Mos Def, there are also , Little Dragon, Gruff Rhys, , and lending their vocal. With a boost from those musicians, the record could make a notable debut on Billboard Hot 200.

Gorillaz are scheduled to headline the third day of the 11th Annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 18. They will be joined by the likes of B.o.B., 's new band , , and Pavement.

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