Damon Albarn, Flea’s Rocketjuice And The Moon to release debut album in March

Star-studded collaboration will drop on March 26

Rocketjuice And The Moon, the new project featuring Damon Albarn, Flea and Tony Allen, will release their debut album on March 26.

The Blur and Gorillaz man began working on the self-titled LP with the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and The Good, The Bad & The Queen drummer in 2008 when they met on a flight to Lagos, Nigeria.

The album, which was recorded in Albarn’s Studio 13 in London, also features contributions from singer Erykah Badu, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Ghanian rapper M. anifest and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Rocketjuice And The Moon made their live debut with a show at the Barbican in London in October last year.

Albarn has previously explained that the band didn’t come up with their name themselves, stating: “Someone in Lagos did the sleeve design and that’s the name he gave it, which suits me because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky.”

Yesterday (February 9), Albarn’s band Gorillaz announced a collaboration with Outkast’s Andre 3000 and LCD Soundystem’s James Murphy. The track, which is called ‘DoYaThing’, was recorded for Converse’s ‘Three Artists. One Song’ project and will be released as a free download on February 23.