With Gorillaz’s new album dropping at the end of month, a new tour in the works and their own festival, Demon Dayz, the virtual band led by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have confirmed that there’s also a Gorillaz TV show in the works.
During an interview with Q Magazine, Jamie Hewlett — who is responsible for the virtual band’s aesthetic — confirmed he’s working on raft of new projects related to the band including an animated TV show, new artwork, tour merchandise, a clothing line and “other things he never imagined when the Gorillaz was born”.
Hewlett has also confirmed that Morrissey turned down the opportunity to feature on the collaborative-heavy album, ‘Humanz’, which features Grace Jones, Pusha T and Noel Gallagher. He also confirmed that both Sade and Dionne Warwick also turned down spots on the album, too.
Gorillaz’s new album ‘Humanz’ is out Friday 28th April, the virtual band will then host their own festival ‘Demon Dayz’ in Margate, Kent in June where the band will be performing alongside a host of as-yet unnamed artists, before the virtual band heads out on tour later in the year.
So far the Gorillaz have revealed five songs from their forthcoming album including collaborations with Pusha T, Mavis Staples, Jehnny Beth of Savages and Noel Gallagher, as well as remixes from Bonobo, Nic Fanciulli and Claptone.
You can check out the stunning Bonobo remix below.