Gorillaz launch Instagram and new website

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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

Gorillaz have opened their own Instagram account and a new website, leading fans to believe their new album is on its way.

Gorillaz have teased a major announcement on social media.

The 'Feel Good Inc' hitmakers launched a new Instagram account and website on Tuesday (20.09.16) and the first post on the photo-sharing app is about their old EP and 2000's 'Tomorrow Comes Today' from their self-titled debut LP.

The post reads: "Tomorrow Comes Today. The 4 track EP which first unleashed Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D onto an unsuspecting world. Released in 2000. (sic)"

The animated band - comprised of Jamie Hewlett, Damon Albarn - also posted a picture of the words "THE END ... until next time (sic)" on their Twitter page.

While many fans have taken to the micro-blogging site concerned that it could be "the end" of the group, it could also be a cryptic message about their new album.

Blur frontman Damon has been recording fresh material since last September for their first LP since 2011's 'The Fall'.

The 48-year-old musician revealed that the album should be ready later in the year and he has been enjoying every moment back with his other group.

He previously said: "Later in the year we'll be starting to get the whole Gorillaz thing together. I'm loving it and it's getting there. It should be ready fairly soon."

The virtual band was conceived by Damon and visual artist Jamie in 1998 and is comprised of animated characters 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russell Hobbs - none of the personas are reflective of the real life musicians involved in the project.

Over the years a number of guest singers have worked with Gorillaz including Shaun Ryder - whose track 'DARE' was the group's only UK number one - Mod Def and Gruff Rhys.

Damon recently hinted that he might use songs Adele rejected on the new record.

When asked if he plans on using material recorded with the 'Hello' hitmaker, he said: "I never waste anything."

It was recently revealed that De La Soul have worked on a song for the record along with Snoop Dogg.

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