Gorillaz remain a mystery

Damon Albarn reveals people still don't know he's behind the band

Damon Albarn has said people still don’t realise he’s the man behind Gorillaz.

Despite being the mastermind behind the group, Damon told NME.COM that most people “don’t really know who’s behind it”, despite the fact they’ve released two albums.

“You get cab drivers in London who say ‘you haven’t done anything for years Damon’” he laughed, “and I say ‘Well I’m Number One, actually’. But you know, that’s a minor detail.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, Gorillaz are set to step out from their cartoon shadows and play album ‘Demon Days’ live for the first time in its entirety.

The band will play a five night stint at the Manchester Opera House from November 1-5, and unlike their last UK gigs in 2001 when the group performed silhouetted behind a screen, Damon and co will reveal all and take to the stage.

The residency is being used to launch the new Manchester International Festival which will take place in 2007.