The Good, The Bad & The Queen — the supergroup founded by Blur/Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn alongside the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen — released their self-titled debut in 2007 and then disappeared. But they’ve been teasing a reunion album since 2014, and that album is … More »
In a couple of weeks, The Good, The Bad And The Queen will be back with their second album. Blur/Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn founded the band alongside the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and the legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen more than a decade ago. They released their self-titled debut in 2007, and … More »
Last week, we learned that the Good, The Bad & The Queen, the supergroup made up of Damon Albarn, the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, would be returning with their first album since their 2007 self-titled debut. And now it’s official: Merrie Land will be out … More »
The Good, The Bad & The Queen, the supergroup of Damon Albarn, the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, released their lone self-titled album in 2007. But Albarn has been planning on reviving the project for years now — he said that they had a new … More »
All good things must come to an end…or at least take a break. Damon Albarn, frontman of beloved digital rock outfit Gorillaz, seems to think its time to put the band to bed for a while following back-to-back LP releases with 2017’s Humanz and 2018’s The Now Now. Recently, speaking to the Toronto Sun, Albarn explained that after two full-length studio albums, he and co-creator Jamie Hewlett plan to take a break from the road, to “even out” their recent output. An impending hiatus isn’t too surprising however, given that before Humanz, Albarn and Hewlett hadn’t linked for a full-length project since 2010’s Plastic Beach.
“Since there wasn’t much time between these recent two records it’s probably going to be another 10 years,” claims Albarn.
Recently, the Blur proponent also revealed that another side project, The Good, The Bad & The Queen are set to release new music, and that new materials from the Gorillaz could land sometime after that. Regardless of more new music from the “Humility” producers that may come in 2019, it seems after the group’s current tour ends on October 24 in Mexico City, Gorillaz may not surface again for another decade.
We’re starting to believe that Damon Albarn either never sleeps or is just flat out superhuman. After releasing their highly anticipated Humanz in 2017, Gorillaz followed with the release of another studio album, The Now Now, in 2018. Now, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn says he has another Gorillaz album in the works. While on the Radio FM4 podcast, Albarn
Although Gorillaz’ latest album The Now Now was released just this past June, it appears that the animated band is already gearing up to release something new. In a new interview with the Radio FM4 podcast, frontman Damon Albarn revealed the band already has another new album in the works, confirming a revelation Albarn alluded to earlier this year.
“I have another one as well, but I know I’m not gonna be allowed to even think about recording or putting it out this year. In October, after I play in America, I’ll be starting The Good, The Bad & The Queen again…it’s there. If I get the time, or if anyone wants it, it’s there.”
The upcoming LP would be the Gorillaz’ seventh studio album and would follow another release with The Good, The Bad & The Queen — Albarn’s supergroup with the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen.
Damon Albarn put out a new Gorillaz album, The Now Now, back in June. In a recent interview for the Radio FM4 podcast, Albarn revealed that there’s yet another Gorillaz album in the works. This LP would follow his long-rumored reunion with The Good, The Bad & The Queen, his supergroup … More »
Blur, the legendary Britpop quartet led by Damon Albarn, have not been a going concern since 2015, when they released their long-awaited comeback album The Magic Whip. (Chronologically appropriate reference: What a time to be alive, it was.) Their last gig was Nov. 29, 2015 at the F1 Grand Prix in … More »
He’s on a prolific hot streak, releasing two Gorillaz albums in the span of the last year. Now, Albarn’s made it clear that he has no plans to slow down, either, with the announcement that his supergroup, The Good The Bad & The Queen, will release their long-awaited sophomore album “by the end of the year.”
“I’m on tour in Europe doing festivals, but I’m coming home in between them [to finish the record],” he told Kyle Meredith at Consequence of Sound. “I’m working all weekend doing festivals and then come home Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday — that should be a weekend. But because I’ve stupidly started and want to make this record right, I don’t have any weekends,” Albarn quipped.
The Good, The Bad & The Queen, features a venerable cast of musicians that includes The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen. The band released their last and only album back in 2007.
H/T: Consequence of Sound