Gorillaz are back with a brand new album including some amazing guest performers.


Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Parlophone Records on 28th April.

Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums Plastic Beach, which peaked at #1 on the ARIA chart and was certified Gold in Australia, and The Fall. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are - as always - joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis, to name a few.

A six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film features four Humanz tracks - being Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan) in full, plus highlights of Ascension (feat. Vince Staples), Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.) and We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth). The film - Saturnz Barz (Spirit House), supported by YouTube - also affords an extraordinary cutting-edge VR video (360-3D). An interactive VR version is set to be released on Daydream in April.

The 14-track album Humanz is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring additional alternative versions of all 14 album tracks will also be available. The Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set of the new Gorillaz album Humanz is presented across 14 individual pieces of different coloured 12” vinyl, packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. Each piece of vinyl features an album track, backed with an exclusive alternative version. The box also includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book featuring exclusive Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett plus a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12” vinyl case.

Gorillaz will play the complete album live for fans for the first time, at a secret London location tonight. This one-off show is supported by Telekom Electronic Beats. The band will also headline the recently announced, sold-out Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate on June 10. Full details of dates scheduled for later in the year will be announced soon.