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The xx are in the studio working on their new album

on December 21, 2015, 11:31am

Jamie xx had a phenomenal year thanks to the release of In Colour, his full-length solo debut and one of the best albums of the last 12 months. Now, it looks as though he and the rest of his compatriots in The xx are prepping a similarly big 2016.

A Facebook post over the weekend showed the three-piece tinkering with instruments and recording equipment, and featured a promising caption saying, “Winter studio hibernation.”

the xx new album studio 2016 The xx are in the studio working on their new album

The London natives have been working on a new album for over a year now, judging by past Instagram pictures which capture them in the studio, but this latest image should give fans hope that something is on the way sooner than later.

Any forthcoming material would serve as their third full-length and the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Coexist. Though that album dropped almost four years ago, The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim contributed extensively to Jamie xx’s In Colour, appearing on tracks like “Stranger in a Room” and “Loud Places”, even performing the latter live together in a mini reunion of sorts on Seth Meyers back in June. Replay below.