Gorillaz to make Queen’s speech

The band will deliver their own festive message

Gorillaz are set to deliver their own Queen’s speech on Christmas Day (December 25).

The animated band’s bass player, Murdoc, will give his own spin to the festive tradition direct to mobile phones.

Voiced by Damon Albarn, Murdoc is due to say that the future is “a wonderful place full of exciting possibilities”.

“We’ve all had so many ups and down over the last year with toxic vapour clouds, earthquakes, face transplants, floods in Glastonbury and the end of the old Routemaster buses,” he will say, adding: “But it’s not all good news.”

“On the bad side, we’ve had new music from James Blunt – who needs valium? – Westlife, and more films from Harry Potter. So it really does look like we’re just one step closer to the apocalypse, eh?”

Rounding off, Murdoc will add: “So have a very Merry Christmas and remember…Hail Satan!”

The speech will be available to download free on the mobile network 3 from Christmas morning (December 25) until December 31. To access it, users will have to click the Planet 3 button on their handset and then click on the Gorillaz icon on ‘Today on 3’.

The Gorillaz’ official website www.gorillaz.com will be hosting the speech from January 1.