Gorillaz visited BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to do acoustic versions of “On Melancholy Hill,” and “Doncamatic,” and a cover of The xx’s “Crystalised.” “Doncamatic” guest vocalist Daley was also in the studio, and he backs up Damon Albarn for their quiet, sparkling version of “Crystalised.” (Note that Daley has to wear his studio headphones upside down to protect his haircut.) Albarn also talked to host Jo Whiley about some of his least favorite things (the music industry, X Factor, and Simon Cowell). Watch the live in-the-studio performances below:
Last week OMD released a cover of “VCR,” if you’d like to compare.
Plastic Beach is out now.