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Gorillaz to release new album in 2018

"There’s ideas for a few more albums so we’re going to go straight into that..."

Gorillaz have confirmed that they will be releasing a new album in 2018.

After a massive comeback this year with their fifth album HUMANZ, Damon Albarn and co. have not been resting on their laurels. In an interview with German art-book publisher Taschen, founding member of the band and illustrator Jamie Hewlett confirmed the band's plans maintain the momentum that has built in the past year…

He said: “We’re working on another Gorillaz album that we’re going to be releasing next year. Usually we have a good five-year break between each album but we decided, you know what? Let’s keep going. Because there’s ideas for a few more albums so we’re going to go straight into that. So that will be all of next year and probably the year beyond that.”

After an incredbly busy year that has seen the animated troupe collaborating with the likes of Little Simz and with Albarn's 2D releasing a superb influences mixtape, it seems that Gorillaz don't plan on backing into the undergrowth anytime soon.  

Back in September we speculated that this might be the case, when Damon Albarn said in an interview with Q that he "really like[s] the idea of making new music and playing it live almost simultaneously."

You can hear Hewlett's entire conversation with Taschen below, or skip ahead to the Gorillaz news at 10.20.