gorillaz do the xx

Stop reading now if you believe Gorillaz really are an animated band of misfits.

If you are fully aware of Damon Albarn’s involvement, then you’ll enjoy this past Saturday’s live BBC Radio 1 performance captured by our friends at Some Kind of Awesome. The highlight was Albarn and company’s tender take on “Crystalised” by Mercury Prize winners The xx:

A stripped down version of “On Melancholy Hill” from Plastic Beach was another fine moment:

Listen to the full BBC Live Lounge Session here. And just for grins, here’s the official video for “On Melancholy Hill” in all its animated glory:

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