A couple of weeks ago the Gorillaz made an unexpected return through social media, using Instagram as a means of chronicling its history. Now, the creators behind the animated group (Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett) have released another batch of posts, this time focusing on none other than Noodle.
The lead guitarist of Gorillaz, Noodle’s story has always been one of particular interest, considering she’s the youngest member of the roster (2D, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs). We’ve seen her slowly become a more prominent member of the group too, as she’s become a central part of the Gorillaz narrative throughout the years.
Now, these new Instagram posts adds to her story even more. Titled “The Book Of Noodle,” the collection of posts provide the background on what happened after the attack on Plastic Beach, where Noodle ends up in a Japanese village and releases a shape shifting demon named Maazu.
After searching for Maazu she finally discovers that he resides in Tokyo, where he has become the leader of the criminal underworld. Disguised as a geisha she reaches Maazu and decapitates him, removing the demon from the world. The story then ends with Noodle packing herself into a FedEx crate that’s addressed to bandmate Murdoc.
All of these teasers and tidbits are hopefully leading to some new Gorillaz material before the year is over. Prior to “The Book Of Noodle” there was a particular Instagram post put on the band’s page that had the caption “Christmas baby.”
“With Damon, it was easy because we love working with him,” Posdnuos told The Guardian. “We’re about to be on the new Gorillaz album. Snoop was also performing on the record when we were over there. He pulled us to the side and said: ‘Hey man, we’ve never worked together, can we get this going?’ Usually the lawyers will say: ‘You can pay this artist or maybe we can swap?’ and then it goes from there.”
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