Ahead of the release of his band's second album later this month, The XX's Jamie Smith - aka Jamie XX - revealed in an interview with this week's Observer that he is currently planning to "build a new instrument."

Described as "like his beloved MPC sequencer but iPad-like and see-through", the device promises to generate music through "colourful graphics conjured with the same finger taps that make his music."

Unfortunately that's about as much detail as the interview goes into and whether this is actually happening or not remains to be seen. Fingers crossed for more details soon.

The XX release their new album 'Coexist' on September 10th