Official: Gorillaz to release new album next month

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After a seven year absence, Gorillaz returned last year with their really cool and diverse 5th studio album Humanz. News out today seems to hint that they will be back sooner than usual with new music. In March, Damon Albarn told concert attendees on their long Humanz tour that an album was coming soon. Then, at this past weekend’s All Points East Festival in London they teased something new, posters appeared that included the phrase “NO MORE UNICORNS ANYMORE. That same phrase recently appeared in artwork created by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett. And a new website has appeared – thenownow.tv. This site and posts on instagram all confirm that Gorillaz will indeed release a new album called The Now Now on June 29th. There aren’t any more details about the project at the moment, but Snoop Dogg is apparently set to feature on the new album on a song called “Hollywood”, which the band premiered on tour.

So roll on the end of June, and if the release and special editions as with Humanz are anything to go by it will be very cool indeed.