Late last year, Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett said that the cartoon band were working on their new album and it was tentatively scheduled for release in 2016.

However, despite sharing clips from the studio in April showing that things were progressing well, it looks like fans will have to wait until next year to hear it.

According to Gorillaz fan site GorillazNorthAmerica, their fifth album - the follow-up to 2011's 'The Fall' -

They quote Hewlett as saying that the album is "special, really fuckin special" and "can't be rushed", so it will be out in 2017.

The full caption for the photo (below) reads: "WE GOT JAMIE NEWS! This here is HIM and our friend Linda. JAMIE says new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special. Can't be rushed. 2017, yo. Fuck. So, guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take vacation, that shit aint happening this year. BUT its gonna be all that and more. And....Jamie follows us. got something to say to him and don't wanna get yelled at on his IG by his very serious followers, say it here! HE IS HERE. Watching, reading and digging it. He loves this account and appreciates our repping."