Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has announced that the virtual band are to return.
As pointed out by Pitchfork, the comic book artist and designer revealed the news in an Instagram post that featured new drawings of fictional band members Murdoc and Noodle. Hewlett also responded to a fan’s query by stating, “Yes Gorillaz Returns”.
A potential new LP would be Gorillaz’ first since 2011’s ‘The Fall’. Compilation ‘The Singles Collection 2001–2011’ was also released that year to mark ten years of the project.
Hewlett’s fellow co-creator, Damon Alban, has kept busy since then, most recently writing the music for a new musical that will be shown at Manchester’s Palace Theatre in July as part of Manchester International Festival. The show, titled wonder.land, is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice In Wonderland and is directed by Rufus Norris. Lyrics to the songs will be penned by Moira Buffini, who has previously worked on Tamara Drewe and Handbagged.