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Gorillaz update

Damon Albarn has more than enough songs for new album
15 May 2009 - The manager of Blur and Gorillaz, Chris Morrison says Damon Albarn has so much work in progress that he could almost produce two albums.

Speaking to 6 Music from the Great Escape festival in Brighton, Morrison said: "He's got a plethora of tracks at the moment.

“Whether they all make the light of day or get refined and come down to a normal amount you get on a record of 10 to 15 tracks, I cant tell at this point in time.  It's far too early in the stage of what we are doing."

The bands first album, 2001's Gorillaz, sold over seven million copies and put the virtual music band firmly on the map.

Morrison said it’s too early to say how the next Gorillaz album will span out.

“It’ll come round when it’s ready and when it’s been finished and when he’s happy with what he’s done,” he explained. “There is no point putting art round schedules, you put schedules round art and what you need first of all is Damon’s music.”

He also remained tight-lipped as to when it might see the light.

“The plan for the new Gorillaz album is we’ll wait until Damon’s finished recording it,” he said.

Adding: “The thing is, it’s formulating at the moment and it’s going to be out in about a year’s time.  I hope. I’m probably pre-empting something I’ll get shouted at for.

6 Music news will be at the Great Escape all weekend.

Tune into the Music Week on 6 Music on Sunday from 1pm GMT for a full round up.

Adrian Larkin & Georgie Rogers

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