And Albarn has even left the door open for Graham Coxon to return,
saying that he could easily put aside their differences, to get
him back involved.
Coxon, though, remains upset at his treatment at the time of
Think Tank and seems to be concentrating on his solo material.
Another keenly anticipated release, however, is Albarn's return
to Gorillaz, particularly given the calibre of people the side
project is attracting.
Having previously enlisted the support of rapper, Del Tha Funky
Homosapien, Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura and graphic artist
Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz can now add The Bees and infamous remixer,
Dangermouse (of DM
& Jemini fame) to the fold.
And on the Nigerian side of things, Albarn is preparing to
fly out to Africa later this month to work in Fela Kuti's studio,
with his drummer, Tony Allen, and other member's of the Afro-beat
The tracks he is intending to record have been written by himself,
and if they measure up to the quality of those found on Mali
Music, then expect them to be of a very high calibre.
For IndieLondon fans, though, it's the EP and Dangermouse news
that are likely to set pulses racing.