Damon Albarn says a new The Good, The Bad & The Queen album is fully written

'Everyday Robots' man also updates on Blur's next move

Damon Albarn has told the Sydney Morning Herald that a new album by his side-project The Good, The Bad & The Queen is fully written, and that he is in the process of bringing Gorillaz back to life too.

Albarn’s band – which also features The Clash bassist Paul Simonon, The Verve guitarist Simon Tong and drummer Tony Allen – were last seen performing two gigs in London in November 2011. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2007.

Albarn also spoke to the Morning Herald about the future of Blur. He said: “I would imagine there’s some kind of future, 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.”


Albarn recently told NME that Blur may never finish the album they began working on in 2013.

‘Everyday Robots’, Albarn’s debut solo album, is in the running for this year’s Mercury Prize. He plays a one-off solo show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 15.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominees are:

Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’
Kate Tempest – ‘Everybody Down’
Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’
Nick Mulvey – ‘First Mind’
FKA Twigs – ‘LP1’
Jungle – ‘Jungle’
East India Youth – ‘Total Strife Forever’
Young Fathers – ‘Dead’
Polar Bear – ‘In Each And Every One’
Anna Calvi – ‘One Breath’
GoGo Penguin – ‘v2.0’