Saw GSS at Open Air festival in Czech Republic and I must say they've really did good job. Nice live/mixed versions of Gorillaz' songs, different all the time. Fresh! I Liked Feel Good Inc. in dubstep, Dare in dnb and Last Living Souls in dirty dubstep reworks.
It's like a DJ set with live drums (a skilled drummer with an afro) and amazing, 3D-like vizuals. About half of the songs were Gorillaz GSS reworks, another half ranged from breakbeat, house to even dnb, but no cliche whatsoever.
If one expects Gorillaz live, he'll be disappointed. But I love Gorillaz from my childhood and their performance was touching as well, even though it was a party, not a concert.
I've been to open'er gig too and I am disappointed. Fatboy Slim did better remix of 'Dirty Harry' than GSS. besides seeing big fuckin' Murdoc and hearing 6-7 songs, the rest was awful to me. anything they came up with was just very heavy tunes that reminded me of cheap discos or freestyles. seriously, I agree with Fifekk, if it wasn't for remixing Gorillaz, they would never be known to public. nothing special.
Fifekk i completly disagree with you! I was also at that concert and i've must say that i was amazing. It's not like they're playing pure Gorillaz tunes, they're doing something much much better. They're using Gorillaz samples to make incredible mixes. In my honest opinion original Gorillaz are awesome, altough you can have much more fun being at the concert of Gorillaz Sound System.
btw. Guys from GSS are related to the original Gorillaz.
they gave really lousy concert at opener festival this year. there's as much gorillaz in gorillaz sound system, as fruits in gummi bears. and that would still be ok if visualisation / music was good, but I think the only reason anyone have heard about them is because they have sth to do with gorillaz
czyli nie taki Gorillaz jak wszyscy powszechnie znają. tylko ten drugi ;p tak jakby część tego pierwszego, ale ta (moim zdaniem) mniej ciekawa bo jak już napisano bez Damon Albarna. takie bardziej "tło", albo coś standardowego Gorillaz... pewne jest tylko jedno - trudno ich określić. I muszę przyznać, że mnie też serce zakuło kiedy straciłam złudzenia...