Gareth Cattermole, Getty So maybe Gorillaz and Blur aren't finished after…
- Posted on Jul 27th 2010 5:35AM by Andrew Kerr
Reviews were far from glowing for the band's Glastonbury appearance while the crowd visibly thinned during the course of their set on the Pyramid stage, something Albarn attributed to the lack of "human interaction" when speaking to the BBC's Newsbeat.
Albarn conceded that failing to adapt the Gorillaz stage show for Glastonbury was a big part of the problem saying, "We were yet to change the dynamic entirely from the cartoon band acting purely as a film orchestra into something that had more of a human element to it."
Quick to learn from the experience, Albarn set out to make more of an effort to communicate with the crowd at their next outing at Denmark's Rosklide festival.
"Basically, the difference between that [Glastonbury] and the next gig we did at Roskilde, which was the same sized audience, same age demographic, was I just communicated with the audience more," he said.
Putting what he'd learned from Gorillaz's Glastonbury experience into practice, Albarn has made a conscientious effort to make more of a connection with crowds. "I didn't take for granted that if these people were going to be at the front then there had to be some kind of human interaction. It evolved into something with more human interaction. I know what people were reacting to," Albarn concluded.
In other Albarn-related news, the singer re-confirmed his desire to spend more time with Blur. When asked if the four would be working again Albarn said, "Yes, at some point. Definitely."