Gorillaz co-founder and Blur frontman Damon Albarn has confirmed that the supergroup’s first studio album since 2010’s Plastic Beach will be out in 2016.
While Albarn originally hinted back in October 2014 that a new album was in the works, there has been no news on the upcoming release other than a trio of Instagram posts from co-founder James Hewlett in February stating, “Yes, Gorillaz Returns.” Now, on the eve of Blur’s first Australian tour in almost 20 years, Albarn has revealed to ABC 360 that the band will begin recording the new album in September.
“I’m starting recording in September for a new Gorillaz record. I’ve just been really, really busy so I haven’t had a chance.”
In anticipation, Hewlett has started to post new artwork of the band’s cartoon characters to Instagram. Check out the images down below, and stay tuned for more information.