Damon Albarn has confirmed that a new The Good, The Bad & The Queen album is almost complete.

The band, which includes The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong drummer Tony Allen, released their highly celebrated record in 2007 but haven’t worked together since 2011 after confirming their ‘secret split’.

Albarn, while speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to discuss the new Gorillaz album, dropped in that The Bad & The Queen album “sort of finished.”

“We’re playing it back at the moment downstairs,” he said before added: “So yeah, I think it is [finished].”

“It’s been a really exciting time,” he continued. “It’s been a fantastic year so far. I’ve been in South Africa, did an album with amazing artists and then did [Gorillaz‘s] ‘The Now Now’, and then The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

“So there’s a lot of music coming out,” he continued. “I hope [I’ve] sort of been good with my editing otherwise everyone is going to be sick of what I do.”

Albarn has already confirmed that the band are working with former David Bowie producer Tony Visconti.

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