It's strange to think that ten years have passed since Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett unleashed 'Clint Eastwood' as a virtual band called Gorillaz. Stranger still is the fact that a 2D band has lasted long enough to toast ten years.
No matter what you think of the fandom that followed, the creation of Gorillaz – featuring Murdoc Niccals (bass and drum machine), 2D (vocals, keyboard), Noodle (guitar, keyboard) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion) – changed the way that a hellavalot of us experienced music and (dare we say it) "cartoons".
Since 2001 Gorillaz have inspired films, biographies and action figures. They've played "live" performances and collaborated with bundles of famous folk: Lou Reed, Mos Def, Little Dragon and Snoop are just the start of it.