Posted in music on January 15, 2009

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett stated in an interview with CBC News on 17 September 2008 that they will be doing another Gorillaz album. Hewlett says that from their work on Monkey, "we just learned more about what we do, musically and artistically. That's a great place to come at when we come to another Gorillaz album. It doesn't have to be animation and music." Hewlett also expressed annoyance at having to draw the band members again, "I'm so fucking bored of drawing those characters. But then we had a moment where we had a new angle on it... I'm gonna adapt them." In a later interview Hewlett said, "they'll be the same characters, but a little bit older and told in a different way." An article by the Toronto Star stated that the duo hope to begin work on the album in January 2009. Albarn also said that he wants "to work with an incredibly eclectic, surprising cast of people." On January 14, 2009, Damon Albarn made an appearance as a guest DJ on BBC Radio 1, premiering demos of new Gorillaz songs.
Thighs Wide Shut is streaming the three new tracks.

In related news, Damon's other band, Blur, is also keeping busy again.

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Comments (10)

Awesome! The Gorillaz concert at the Apollo was so much fun! Can't wait to hear the new album.Hopefully they will tour again!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 9:53 AM

I want Albarn and Thomie Radiohead to do a album together. Man, question here, who do you think is more talented...Albarn or Thom Yorke.

I would say Yorke, but Albarn is up there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:51 AM

Yorke doesnt even write the material for radiohead you douche.

Long live Albarn!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:55 AM

Albarn and Yorke are artists. Albarn is my favorite but that is because of his work with Mali.


Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:57 AM

albarn > yorke

hands and thighs down

Posted by thigh master | January 15, 2009 11:15 AM

someone get an mp3 version of these songs please

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:15 PM

Of course Thom Yorke is heavily involved in writing the Radiohead songs, you douche.

Posted by Tom | January 15, 2009 2:14 PM

Albarn > Yorke

end of story.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:12 PM

These new demos are seriously amazing. I can't wait to hear them with some polish.

Posted by Brad | January 16, 2009 3:45 PM

Yay! I can't wait for the new Album to come out. and i've been thinking. the movie is probably gonna be cool too, if there is one. i've heard that many believe it's gonna be about the music band, maybe. but when i think about it from what i've heard, the characters will be the same, but a bit older, and the story told in a different way, which was stated by Damon. it's weird. to me, it's kinda like they're treating the characters like people actors. that's neat. anyway, Gorillaz rock! Hail Satan.

Posted by Brittney | April 23, 2009 11:47 AM

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