The group have been in Los Angeles recording new album Suck It And See, which is due to be released June 6 in the UK.
"Some of the songs are a bit more instant," Helders told NME. "A bit more poppy, certainly, than Humbug was."
"It's enjoyable for us and the listener. And it's maybe a bit more easy going. Not easy listening, but with a few poppier tunes. But in an interesting way."
Elaborating further on how the group decided the direction in which to take their fourth studio album, he explained: "With Humbug we recorded 25 songs and narrowed it down afterwards. This time we had a clear idea of where we were going before we even went to the studio."
The band recently surprised fans by unveiling new track 'Brick By Brick' with its corresponding video online.