Everyone’s favourite virtual act are back with a brand new album and tour announcement. Gorillaz will be releasing The Now Now on Parlophone Records June 29th.

They will be hitting the road this summer with The Now Now Tour, which will see them playing extensive festival dates across Europe. The tour will include a headline appearance – their only UK date this year – at Boomtown Festival, Hampshire, on the 11th August.

The album sessions for The Now Now saw the band largely eschewing guest stars, taking it back to the core creative crew: blue-haired, sweet-natured dreamer 2D on vocals;  whip-smart Japanese badass Noodle on guitar; not forgetting Brooklyn-born philosopher and the meat–behind-the-beat Russel Hobbs on drums. And with Murdoc Niccals temporarily indisposed, bass duties on the new album have been taken up by erstwhile Gangreen Gang member Ace.

The adorable summery new video for first track ‘Humility’, stars a roller-skating 2D and a busking Jack Black. It was directed by Jamie Hewlett and filmed entirely in Venice Beach, California last month and if this is a taste of things to come it seems The Now Now is going to be the album of the summer. Watch it below.


By Rai Jayne Hearse

A hermit from Up North, Rai spends her time scribbling words, buried under a pile of magazines and cassette tapes. Whenever she does finally emerge from her tiny office she tries to achieve world domination as the bassist of kick-ass punk band Pink Hearse.