Jamie Hewlett: “Yes, Gorillaz Returns”
Jamie Hewlett — the artist side of Gorillaz, Damon Albarn’s virtual group — confirmed the band’s return in a series of Instagram posts earlier today. He posted three sketches of the band members, two of bassist Murdoc and one of guitarist Noodle. In the comments below the first image he posted, he said simply: “Yes. Gorillaz Returns.” Last year in an interview, Albarn said that he was prepping a new album and was “in the process of reactivating” the group for a potential 2016 release date. The last album Gorillaz released was 2011’s The Fall. The band’s Facebook page was also updated recently for the first time in a few months. Check out Hewlett’s new artwork below.