SOURCE: Virgin Records

July 27, 2005 13:59 ET

Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc." Scores Two MTV VMA Nominations: Breakthrough Video and Best Special Effects in a Video

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2005 -- "Feel Good Inc.," the still blazing first single from Gorillaz' already gold-certified "Demon Days," has been nominated for two 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. The hypnotic clip, which features flying windmills and landmasses as well as a cameo from De La Soul, was directed by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and Passion Pictures' Pete Candeland, and produced by Cara Speller and Emilie Walmsley. Production company Passion Pictures also handled special effects.

From the iPod ads leading up to "Demon Days'" May 24 release to last week's MTV "Pre-RL," "Feel Good Inc." has been virtually ubiquitous. The video is currently in rotation in MTV's Big Ten, MTV2's Elite 8, MTVU's Summa Cum Laude, and MTV Hits' Power rotation -- all of which are the highest possible rotation status of each channel. The track is currently #2 on both iTunes and the U.S. Alternative Radio chart.

Gorillaz were first introduced to the world consciousness by Damon Albarn of Blur fame and Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett with the 2000 debut album, "Gorillaz," which went on to sell in excess of six million copies worldwide. "Demon Days," which features collaborative work from Albarn and "Grey Album" mastermind Danger Mouse, as well as cameos from Dennis Hopper, Ike Turner, Shaun Ryder, MF Doom and others, has already gone gold in the U.S. with worldwide sales surpassing two million.

At press time, there is no word on whether Noodle, Murdoc, 2D or Russel will be attending the ceremony, which will be broadcast live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, on Sunday, August 28, 2005, at 8:00PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT).

To view the "Feel Good Inc." video, please click on link below:

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