Club music has definitely had an influence on the next record." The xx performed at Bestival on 9 September 2012 in front of the largest ever crowd at the festival.
Its first North American tour started on 5 October in Vancouver, Canada, with dates throughout the US and Mexico.
"The majority of stuff I'm working on now is the xx stuff. Hopefully we'll get it done in time for most festivals next year, because that's the most fun." Discussing the sound of the album, he said: "We've all come back off tour and been partying a bit more.
We left when we were 17 and we missed out on that chunk of our lives when everyone else was partying.
And Sam has just returned to Manhattan after working in London where she recently broke off her engagement.