Speaking to NME Radio, the group affirmed that they are eager to start work on the follow-up to last year's Humbug now, rather than take time off.
"We've said we'll stop touring this album and we're eager to start working on new stuff again, not have time off again," explained drummer Matt Helders.
He added that the band are eyeing a return for Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme as producer, although it is currently uncertain whether both parties will be free at the same time.
"It's hard to say, both parties are up for it but they have a lot going on around the time we'd need to be recording," he said. "But we'd like to."
Echoing his bandmate's enthusiasm, frontman Alex Turner revealed that they have already started work on new material, adding: "We haven't tied our shoelaces yet, so it's hard to say [what it would sound like]. There's a few things we've been playing around together and we've spoke about how we might go about it. We haven't started walking yet, the laces are undone, never mind dancing."
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