The previously mentioned Gorillaz album Damon Albarn recorded on tour completely on his iPad will be out for free on Christmas via the band's website. Says Jamie Hewlett: "At the moment we've got an advent calendar on our website and there is a daily door that opens to reveal a gift. On Christmas Eve a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift." Albarn adds: "I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn't write it before, I didn't prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America. If I left it until the New Year to release it then the cynics out there would say 'Oh well, it's been tampered with', but if I put it out now they'd know that I haven't done anything because I've been on tour ever since." [PerthNow via Consequence of Sound]
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