The boys let slip their future plans while answering questions from readers of NME.COM...

[/a] aim to have their second album out by the beginning of next year.

The band are currently on the road promoting their acclaimed self-titled debut, which only came out in February. They also have a hectic summer schedule, with appearances at a host of festivals – including Glastonbury, T In The Park and The Carling Weekend – pencilled in.

But while answering questions from fans during an NME.COM Fannish Inquisition [a] revealed their future recording plans.

Guitarist Nick McCarthy said: “The next album should be out beginning of next year.”

Frontman Alex Kopranos added : “We’re writing all the time. We’re always scribbling away, or showing each other ideas. Writing songs is thrilling and fun, that’s why we do all this stuff.”

To read the Fannish Inquisition in full, here for part two.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, the band’s new single ‘Michael’ is expected to be released in July.