has been revealed that Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz are to return next year. 

Made unequivocally clear by longtime collaborator and artist Jamie Hewlett, he followed Albarn’s earlier claims that recording was set to begin by stating that “I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well. I’m very excited.”

Laying dormant since an extremely fruitful year in 2010 which gave us The Fall and Plastic Beach, Hewlett continued to divulge information regarding his current creative process:

“”I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation. What I try not to do when I’m working in this creative period, the cooking of the mess, is go to other peoples’ exhibitions and look at other peoples’ work. I close my eyes, and don’t want to know what anyone else is doing. Doing that has kind of ruined the creative process for me in the past, and I don’t want to let that happen again.”

We expect more concrete information to follow shortly.