In a new interview with DIY, Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett confirmed that recording sessions for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album have begun. “I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well,” he said. “I’m very excited. 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,” (via ConsequenceOfSound).
In July, fellow co-founding member Damon Albarn revealed that the band would be heading into the studio to begin work on the LP in September. Additionally, Albarn had an interesting concert experience over the summer.
Gorillaz officially released their most recent studio album, The Fall, in 2011. The album was initially available to members of the band's Sub-Division fan club for free download on December 25, 2010.
Additionally, Hewlett has been teasing new character artwork through his personal Instagram page.