We are over the moon to announce that Damon Albarn has signed a new worldwide record deal with us here at Transgressive Records.
Albarn has recently put the finishing touches to his much-anticipated, second solo album, full details for which will be released soon.
The new record follows Albarn’s critically acclaimed 2014 solo debut 'Everyday Robots', which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the BRIT Awards.
Our very own Toby L says: "We have had the great pleasure of collaborating with Damon over the years via the incredible Africa Express project, which has introduced many gifted artists to the Transgressive world. His voracious passion for music and exploration knows no bounds and repeatedly defies convention or categorisation, whilst always remaining utterly inviting and intoxicating throughout. Truly prolific, his latest solo work is amongst the finest of his career. We really couldn't be more honoured to welcome Damon and his phenomenal team at Eleven Management into the Transgressive family, with an ongoing focus to break new ground and subvert expectations in a way that only he can."
Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK’s most influential and consistently interesting musicians.
The singer with Blur and Gorillaz, he is the recipient of six Brits, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award.
Outside of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn has a number of other releases, including Mali Music (2002), The Good The Bad and The Queen (2006), Monkey: Journey to the West (2007), Kinshasa One Two (2011), Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012), Dr Dee (2012), Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2013), Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (2016), Merrie Land (2018), Africa Express Presents: Egoli (2019), as well as his Mercury Award-nominated debut solo album Everyday Robots (2014).