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The xx to release first new music in three years

The xx have revealed their intentions to make a return in 2020 with brand new material.

In what will arrive as the eagerly anticipated fourth album, the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed I See You, the band confirmed that they have already been working on new music.

Taking to social media, the band said: “Looking forward to 2020! We’ve all been working on new music, can’t wait to share it with you! Hope you have the best new year!”

The message arrives after The xx’s singer, Oliver Sim, revealed to Matt Everitt on BBC Radio 6 Music that the group have been beavering away behind the scenes.

“I’ve done a lot of work with Romy in the last couple of weeks,” Sim told 6 Music. “I’ve done a lot of work with Jamie, but we haven’t had that moment yet of all three of us being in the room together,” he added.

Asked why the trio haven’t been sat in the same room to work through ideas, Sim explained that all three members of the band have been working independently “as if we’re making our own records.”

He added: “We’re still very much figuring it out. I feel very curious. Though it does feel like a long time since the first record, we’re still new to it all.”