Has the release date for Gorillaz’ new album been confirmed?

A website for 'The Now Now' has appeared.

It looks like Gorillaz may be about to drop their new album, judging by a series of cryptic clues.

Last year, the band’s Jamie Hewlett confirmed that new music would be released in 2018, and it seems like it’s coming soon.

Posters appeared at All Points East festival in London this weekend, one saying: ‘No more unicorns anymore’ – a slogan that was posted on Hewlett’s Instagram back in April.

The other posters said: ‘Save us from him’, ‘You gotta have fate’, ‘Algorithm is a dancer’, and ‘G is the magic number’.

Each poster also featured a website address for TheNowNow.Tv.

If you head to the website, it plays a short clip which runs like the opening credits of a retro TV show, with matching disco-esque background music.

The clip features a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ profile silhouette of cartoon Gorillaz member 2-D sat playing guitar, before the words ‘The Now Now’ pop up, with the date ‘June 29’.

The release date seems to have been backed up on the Instagram stories of Emma De Caunes, the wife of Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett.

She’s similarly shared the ‘Now Now’ logo, which features the very same release date.

There’s no mention of it on any Gorillaz social media, so we’ll just have to wait and see if ‘The Now Now’ is the name of a single or album, or something else entirely.

Back in March, while performing in Santiago, Chile, the band previewed a song called ‘Hollywood’ featuring Snoop Dogg, which they revealed would be on their upcoming sixth LP.

At the time, Damon Albarn said the new album was coming “very soon”.

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Last autumn, Blur frontman Albarn revealed that he wants the next Gorillaz record to be a ‘surprise’, like 2010’s ‘The Fall’, which was released just five days after it was announced, as a free download.

“I really like the idea of making new music and playing it live almost simultaneously,” Albarn said at the time. “It will be a more complete record than ‘The Fall’, but hopefully have that spontaneity.”

The band are playing at a number of festivals over the summer, including a headline slot at Open’er in Poland.

You can also catch them at Sonar, Roskilde, Lollapalooza Paris, Sziget, Boomtown and Lowlands, among others.

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