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Gorillaz’s Noodle shares new playlist of ‘kick-ass women’

The half-hour mix includes tracks from Grimes, Fatima Al Quadiri, Abra, and Mica Levi

Gorillaz have been dropping hints about a new album for a while now. Over the last few months, we’ve seen the launch of an official Instagram account, a mysterious OkCupid page, and a series of animated ‘books’ for each of the fictional band’s members. Now, to ring in the new year, we’ve been blessed with a playlist of some of the “kick-ass” female inspirations behind the hotly-anticipated record.

The half-hour Soundcloud mix was shared by Gorillaz’s fictional guitarist Noodle yesterday. It follows on from a similar playlist by bass player Murdoc, who released a “Dirty Santa Party” collection last month. 

“In search of new sounds and new inspiration, I found these kick-ass women who in their own individual ways are true pioneers in the writing, production and creation of MUSIC,” Noodle wrote on Twitter. “They have inspired me, and I hope they inspire you too!”

The 12-track mix includes tracks from Grimes, Fatima Al Quadiri, Abra, Empress Of and Mica Levi. It also features narration from the late electronic composer Delia Derbyshire and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Check out the tracklist, and listen to the full playlist, below:

Noodle’s Playlist:

Narrated by Delia Derbyshire and Evelyn Glennie
Mystere De Voix Bulgares (Bulgarian Women’s Choir) – “Kaval Sviri”
Anna Meredith – “Nautilus”
Lully – “Slow D’s”
Grimes – “Realiti”
Kali Uchi – “Ridin Around”
Fatima Al Quadiri – “Szechuan”
Empress Of – “Woman is a Word”
Haitus Kaiyote – “Molasses”
Laurie Anderson – “O Superman”
ABRA – “Vegas”
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – “Barok Main”
Delia Derbyshire – “Doctor Who”