Jamie xx has revealed that The xx have begun writing new material for their third album and that they are expecting to start recording in the New Year.

Having released just two albums since the bands inception in 2005, The xx have received huge critical and commercial success for both their debut album xx and their second album Coexist. You'll be hard pushed to find a music lover who doesn't appreciate their first album and we haven't stopped wanting something more ever since.

The group made up of Jamie Smith, Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft have filled an unspoken vacuum in the indie genre, giving us a whispering and intimate tribute to artistic restraint that has refined their sound, making them instantly recognisable and somewhat of a national treasure.

Although they have started to piece together some demos, it's unsurprising that The xx will wait until next year to start recording. This summer has seen the group organise their Night + Day festival in London, Lisbon and Berlin, take part in 18 intimate shows for Manchester International Festival, writing 'Together' for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, not to mention their American tour that kicks off in September and ends at the Young Turks New Year's Eve Party in Mexico.

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