The xx give update on third album

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The xx are back in the studio working on their third studio album and have revealed the artists they are listening to for inspiration.

The xx have given an update on the progress of their third studio album.

The 'Angels' hitmakers have shared with their fans that they are currently in the studio working on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2012's 'Coexist' and have shared a playlist of music they've been listening to in a bid to get inspired.

A note posted on their Facebook page on Monday (10.11.16) read: "Hello!

"It's been a while but you've been on our minds! We are in the studio working on our third album, it feels good to be together making new music.

Meanwhile, we wanted to share a playlist of songs we've been listening to in the studio.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Lots of love

xx The xx (sic)"

Tracks they've chosen to share include Aretha Franklin's 'Day Dreaming', Solange's 'Weary', Drake's 'With You', Frank Ocean's 'Ivy' and Radiohead's 'Ful Stop'.

The electronic pop group - comprised of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx - have also announced their first tour in two years, which takes place in November and December in Eastern European and Japan.

The band have been working on the new album since 2014 and previously admitted they find it hard to motivate themselves to write music when they are on the road.

Romy previously shared: "We don't find it easy as a band to write on tour, so we haven't got much done yet with new songs because we've been touring 'Coexist' so much. We're looking forward to having time off to be creative again. But we're definitely feeling inspired and ready to go. We played a lot of big stages on tour in the past year, and that's something I'm sure will come through in the next album."

The xx autumn tour dates:

NOVEMBER

28 Zagreb, Croatia - Bocarski Dom

29 Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin

30 Poznan, Poland - Hala Nr 2 MTP

DECEMBER

01 Warsaw, Poland - Nowy Teatr

03 Vilnius, Lithuania - Compensa Arena

06 Tokyo, Japan - Toyosu PIT

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