Damon Albarn has said that he hopes to release The Good, The Bad & The Queen’s new album “by the end of the year.”

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, who has already confirmed that the band is working with former David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, has confirmed the news that the album is on the way.

Speaking to CoS, Albard said that the band’s long-awaited sophomore album is almost finished and he hopes to “get it out by the end of the year.”

“I’m on tour in Europe doing festivals, but I’m coming home in between them [to finish the record],” he added. “I’m working all weekend doing festivals and then come home Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday — that should be a weekend. But because I’ve stupidly started and want to make this record right, I don’t have any weekends,” Albarn confirmed.

For now, enjoy this old gem:

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