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The singer is keeping tight-lipped on the specifics of the fledgling record, along with its tentative production schedule, but he didn't deny that an early 2011 unveiling is a possibility.
"I always talk before we do releases and talk about them too much, I get excited and I don't want to ruin the surprise, I'm going to shut up now!" he said.
The band presumably hope the mooted project will arrest somewhat declining critical and commercial fortunes. Following on from their massive-selling 2004 debut, second effort 'You Could Have it So Much Better' performed well without setting the world on fire, while its successor met with a mixed reaction among critics and fans alike.
Meanwhile, Kapranos has tipped the Xx to emulate his group's 2004 Mercury Prize triumph at this year's ceremony. "I think they will probably win, and they should go to the pub," he said.