Pioneering cartoon band Gorillaz is back! This time, they’re living off the western coast of Africa on an island called Plastic Beach:
The band have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a Plastic Beach HQ, made up of the detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity. This Plastic Beach is the furthest point from any landmass on Earth; the most deserted spot on the planet.
Here they’ve gathered Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (once of the Clash), Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, De La Soul and Little Dragon — among many others — to make a new album. The whole thing drops in March (with a Coachella appearance to follow) but you can hear the new single at the above link.
While Damon Albarn remains the main musical force behind the band, artist Jamie Hewlett supplies the visuals, making this OUR cartoon band, so don’t you give me “What does this have to do with comics!” in the comments!