Blur frontman Damon Albarn has told NME that he has been recording a new Gorillaz album exclusively on his iPad.

Interviewed in the latest issue of the long running music weekly, Albarn tells NME: "I've made it on an iPad – I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad."

"I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I've made a completely different kind of record."

Currently on tour with Gorillaz, Albarn added he hoped to have the album available to buy before Christmas.

Meanwhile Gorillaz very own iPhone application - Gorillaz Plastic Beach – has been updated this week with new augmented reality content in time for a series of gigs at the O2 in London next week.

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The updated application will allow fans attending the live shows to interact with life sized 3D models and visit the band backstage, using augmented reality to offer a unique view into 'The Gorillaz World,' insist the makers.

Markers will be deployed throughout the venue including in the arrival areas, VIP suites and on the screens. Each of these markers will interact with the app to unlock hidden submarines, pirate ships and Plastic Beach itself.
 
"Our collaboration with Gorillaz has gone way beyond how an artist and brand would normally work together," said Jasmine Skee, Music Sponsorship at O2.

"This app is a great example of how we can offer artists the latest technology to push the boundaries of the live music experience and engage even more with fans visiting their shows."

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, Gorillaz Plastic Beach is free and requires the iOS 3.0 Software Update or later.

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