August 26, 2015

Damon Albarn Getting Ready for New Gorillaz Album Recording

After Jamie Hewlett launched the 2015 2D versions of Murdoc, Noodle and Russel on Instagram  it immediately started speculations that Gorillaz is going to release a new album.
And lo and behold, Damon Albarn, who is in tour with his other band Blur, confirmed that they are definitely gearing up for a Gorillaz new album.
While in Australia for his tour, Albarn revealed to ABC News that they are actually preparing for the recording, which will most likely going to happen next month.
"I'm starting recording in September for a new Gorillaz record," Albarn admitted. "I've just been really, really busy so I haven't had a chance."
Moreover, Albarn is very excited to go back in the studio and work on new music for Gorillaz.
"I'd love to just get back in to that routine of being at home and coming to the studio five days a week."

He however did not mention about the new album's release date, but there are speculations claiming that it will most likely going to happen next year.
In addition to the new Gorillaz album, Damon Albarn also talked about his other band, Blur.
"I would imagine there's some kind of future, but at the moment there's no time for the future - only the present," he said of Blur's future in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald. "Who knows? I'm reluctant to say anything [about Blur], because if I do, it just gets taken out of context and then I'm accused of being a wind-up."
And while the new Gorillaz album has been well thought of, Albarn confessed that Blur's "The Magic Whip" album on the other hand was made spontaneously after the band took a break.
"It was very easy because we did it over a period of five days in Hong Kong," Albarn said.
"And we didn't tell anyone, didn't have any sort of agenda really, we just jammed.
"So it was a very pleasurable and fluid session."

October 22, 2014

Gorillaz confirmed to make a new album in 2016

We've got great news for all Gorillaz fans. Damon Albarn has just revealed in a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that his animated band Gorillaz will make a new album i 2016.

In the interview, he mentioned that Gorillaz is already in the process of "reactivating" for a potential 2016 album. This means that fans will be hearing brand new Gorillaz songs as early as next year, and possibly enjoy a full Gorillaz world tour in 2016 after their album release.

If Gorillaz produces a new LP, it would be the band’s fifth album, and first since 2011’s ipad-recorded The Fall.

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But what about his other band Blur? Of this, Damon Albarn said: “I would imagine there’s some kind of future,” he said in the interview, “but at the moment there’s no time for the future – only the present. Who knows? I’m reluctant to say anything, because if I do, it just gets taken out of context and then I’m accused of being a wind-up.”

April 10, 2014

There will be new Blur and Gorillaz shows- Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn was quoted to be making plans for new Gorillaz album and perform several new Blur gigs. According to various sources, Albarn is ''sure'' that Blur will play live again.

The frontman releases his debut solo album 'Everyday Robots' this month but is still very close to his Blur band mates Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, who celebrated the singer's 46th birthday together on March 23. And now, he claims that the foursome will take to the stage again.

He said: ''Graham was at my surprise party on Friday, along with Dave and Alex. ''Everything is good between us all. When you get to our age, you accept people for who they are, you know.'' Damon insists it's ''bollocks'' that their planned appearance at Australia's Big Day Out festival later this year, which they pulled out of, was set to be their last gig.

He explained: ''I said it's the last gig of a brilliant period we spent doing these gigs and we didn't want to sully it by going to something that was badly organised and where things weren't as they should have been.

''I'm sure [Blur] will play again at some point. It'd be mad to go for the rest of our life and never play any of those songs again.''

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The singer also revealed he could record another Gorillaz album with his music partner Jamie Hewlett as soon as ''next week''.

He said: ''I can definitely see another Gorillaz-esque record at some point, yeah. That will almost definitely happen. I could put a Gorillaz album out next week, I've got enough stuff that I haven't finished. The only thing really that defines a Gorillaz record in my head is when I just play most of it on keyboards.

''I've just been in Paris with Jamie Hewlett. There are points in everyone's relationship where they fall out with people that they're close to and then they reconcile, hopefully, and actually, you know, the relationship's probably in a healthier place as a result of that.''

This is evidently good news for all Blur and Gorillaz fans out there who are waiting for something new in 2014.