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Gorillaz’ New Album Is Reportedly In The Bag

Written by Emmy Mack on February 26, 2017

2017 looks set to be the year of the Gorilla. We already know that Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn‘s toon rock act have a new album coming out this year, and now it seems that — much like sunshine — they’ve got it in the bag.

A promising update has come from a fan who ran into Albarn in London this week and then posted about the encounter on social media.

Sharing a pic of the Gorillaz mastermind posing with him while wearing “a new hat [he got] for the Gorillaz tour”, Jack Winstanley reports that Albarn told him the band have “just finished the album and they’re rehearsing right now” (!!!)

This information has since been semi-corroborated by Gorillaz drummer IRL, Seye, who posted an Instagram photo of himself collapsed on the ground inside a rehearsal space together with the caption: “Working hard”.

Working hard

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It comes after Albarn previously confirmed that the animated act would be “touring and doing festivals” to celebrate the release of their forthcoming LP *cough* Splendour In The Grass 2017, plz *cough* which ICYMI is packing collabs with Vic Mensa as well as Snoop Dogg and De La Soul and may even feature rejected Adele songs.

And after hitting is with a bunch of comics and playlists, Gorillaz finally dropped their first dose of new music in five years recently, the politically-charged ‘Hallelujah Money’.

Whet your whistle for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2010 record Plastic Beach by giving it a spin below.

Watch: Gorillaz — ‘Hallelujah Money’ Feat. Benjamin Clementine


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