The Black Keys have confirmed that they will 'definitely' release their next album in 2013, just as soon as producer Danger Mouse finishes working with U2.
The band, who last released an album in 2011 in the shape of 'El Camino, confirmed that their eighth album will come out next year in a chat with CBS Local.
Speaking about the band's plans for recording and releasing the record, drummer Patrick Carney said: "It is definitely gonna happen in 2013. It's just a matter of how long it takes us to make the album and deciding when we want to get back on the road.
"With El Camino, it was mastered and mixed around June 15th [of 2011]. We were aiming for a September release date with that record, but we decided that if we pushed it back to December, we could end up having a kind of low-key three months.
Speaking about the production on the album, Carney confirmed that regular collaborator Danger Mouse will again helm the album.
"I talked to him on the phone a couple weeks ago to see what his schedule is like," Carney said.
"If we ever work with a producer, it's always going to be him. We've been working with him since 2007, since Attack & Release, and we're all really good friends. But he's also really busy, producing so many records lately, so hopefully he has time. He's producing U2′s record - that takes priority over us!"
In the meantime, The Black Keys will be in the UK for a huge arena tour this Winter.
Below: The Black Keys (and more) live at Reading Festival