The xx deliver a letter from the studio, announce European live dates

The trio are back working on a new album, and they've made a banging playlist to celebrate

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The xx, well aside from that pesky beat soother Jamie. So today’s handwritten note from the studio is certainly music to our ears.

In the note, the acclaimed trio reveal that they’re currently back in the studio, working on their third album and that it “feels so good to be together making new music”.

Ahhh, they know how to make us all cry with joy.

Along with sharing a playlist of tracks they’re currently digging whilst holed up in the lab, The xx also announced today a string of Eastern European live dates to take place at the end of the year – calling into countries such as Lithuania, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Poland before a jaunt across to Tokyo for another special shows.

The dates currently stand as the band’s first live appearances in over three years, and comes ahead of the already confirmed 2017 run across South America for Lollapallooza.

Have a read of the note (again, mind-blowing handwriting right there) and The xx playlist below,