Webb explained how Albarn got in touch by emailing them after hearing their second album, ‘Primary Colours’, which was released earlier this year.
“It was kind of a strange email saying, ‘Would you guys be able to come down to my studio at some point?’,” he explained.
He added: “We had no idea really what it was about but thought that would be great to go down there, have a chat, it would be nice to meet him.
“We went down to the studio and he said, ‘We’re working on the new album and we’ve not collaborated with a guitar band before and your album is one of the most exciting things I’ve heard in a long time. Would you be up for working on a track?’.
“They [Albarn and Gorrilaz partner Jamie Hewlett] have always been diverse and experimental and I think as a band moving forwards, that’s very much they way we approach music.”
Webb also revealed that Albarn mixed a version of their song ‘Whole New Way’, which is set for future release as a single. The third Gorillaz album is expected to be released next year.