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Gorillaz return with four tunes ft. Vince Staples, D.R.A.M., and more

Gorillaz are back. Everyone’s favourite cartoon band have returned with four, feature heavy new tunes. Firstly, before we get into the tracks it should be said that I am a mental Gorillaz fan so I might be a bit biased…

1) Saturnz Bars (Feat Popcaan) This a classic Gorillaz beat, it sounds like something that wouldn’t feel out of place on Plastic Beach. Popcaan’s energetic vocals complement Albarn’s textbook lazy drawl. B

2) Andromeda (Feat D.R.A.M.) The classic 4 to the floor beat takes me by surprise initially… but same as Saturnz Bars, its impossible not to get drawn in by the vocals. Actually its a damn good groove. Give it time. Its a grower. A-

Ascension (Feat Vince Staples) What starts off sounding like a b-side to Summertime ’06 turns into the best of the four songs. Vince Staples sounds as good as he’s ever sounded and the beat is an evolving beast that sonically twists through his flow perfectly. A+

We Got The Power (Feat Jehnny Beth) The Savages’ Jehnny Beth leads this brief, riveting, anthemic chant of a tune with help from Blur’s Graham Coxton and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher. Unfortunately it feels unfinished, but god its fun. C+