Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that the virtual band will return - although not exactly when.

The comic book artist, who founded the band with Damon Albarn,, has posted new artwork of the animated band members Murdoc and Noodle on his Instagram account - and when asked by a fan whether it meant that new material was on the way, he said 'Yes Gorillaz Returns.'

The last album by Gorillaz - which features Albarn inhabiting the voice of 2D - was 2011's 'The Fall'. In 2014, Albarn told the Sydney Morning Herald that there would be a new Gorillaz album in 2016.