Jamie Hewlett confirms Gorillaz return in 2016
Jamie Hewlett, one half of Gorillaz, has officially confirmed the revival of the English band in 2016.
Hints toward the pair’s return had been circulating since the start of this year, when Hewlett posted images of Murdoc and Noodle, two of the band’s four fictional members, to his Instagram. After countless months of teasing fans, the comic book artist and designer revealed to DIY that Gorillaz were in the process of working on their first project since 2010’s Plastic Beach and The Fall. His and Damon Albarn’s transition back into the band has been “going very well,” he excitedly commented.
“I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation,” Hewlett explains.
“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.”