Gorillaz, Garage Palace (feat. Little Simz).

Ever since it was débuted – perhaps aptly – in St Albans last June, Gorillaz’ Little Simz-featuring Garage Palace has doubtless fizzed about the brains of all those fortunate enough to have laid ears on it; whether that be then, or in the interim. For this squirming earworm has since become something of a live favourite, Damon Albarn, having laid down a number reminiscent of Basement Jaxx circa Rooty, subsequently lying back to allow Simbi Ajikawo’s portentous flow to steer its restive verses wherever she hears fit, whenever she hears it. And as she repeatedly poses, “Can this be this is our time?”, not only does Ajikawo give every suggestion that hers is soon to come, but we’re reminded once more of Albarn’s laudable deployment of Gorillaz as a vehicle for the showcasing of the hitherto unapparent talents of nascent artists nationwide.

Gorillaz play The O2 Arena on December 4th and 5th.