He wants to release a new Gorillaz record before Christmas

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Damon Albarn has said he has been recording a new [i]Gorillaz[/i] album on his iPad.

Speaking in this week’s issue of Uncut‘s sister-title [url=http://www.nme.com/news/the-streets/53817]NME[/url] (cover date November 13), on UK newsstands now and available digitally worldwide, Albarn said he has been working on a follow-up to ‘Plastic Beach’ while on tour with the band.

“I’ve made it on an iPad – I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad,” he said. “I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record.”

Albarn added that he wants to release the album “before Christmas”.

Get this week’s issue of [url=http://www.nme.com/news/the-streets/53817]NME[/url] to read the interview in full, which also features Albarn talking about his plans for Blur, and a new project he’s set to work on next year “that’s really close to my heart”.

Gorillaz are currently on tour in the UK – they play Manchester‘s MEN Arena tonight (12).

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