Gorillaz will return in 2016, says co-creator Jamie Hewlett

The reemergence of an icon


By Buro247

Gorillaz will return in 2016, says co-creator Jamie Hewlett

14 years ago, Gorillaz took the music world by a storm when they debuted as an animated group comprising the virtual characters 2D, Russel Hobbs, Murdoc Niccals and Noodle. Their unique, spooky mix of alternative rock, hip hop and electronica was both confusing yet endearing at that time, with their debut hit single ‘Clint Eastwood’ dominating the charts in the early 2000s. The band then released an equally – if not, more – successful sophomore album Demon Daysin 2005, but unfortunately fell off commercial music radars with their third album Plastic Beach.

Just recently however, co-creator and animator of the band Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that Gorillaz will be back again next year. “I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well,” Hewlett tells DIY Mag. “I’m very excited. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation.”

As the virtuoso of the band Damon Albarn has been busy over the past few years releasing his own solo album whilst reviving his legendary Britpop band Blur, this piece of news is, of course, also plenty exciting to fans.

Meanwhile Hewlett will soon host an exhibition titled The Suggestionists– a three-part show that chronicals over 20 years of Hewlett’s experimentations and expressions – at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 18th November to 2nd December. 

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