Our favourite French robots are back in the studio making glorious bleeps and bloops while bobbing their heads in unison. Yes, Daft Punk are right back at it - holed up in Paris, recording new music.
The dance act's previous album, 2005's Human After All, received a critical drubbing and Daft Punk seemed destined for the dustbin. But that all changed with a 2006-2007 world tour where, with a giant space-age pyramid, they knocked a thousand dancing shoes right off and now appear keen to put that live magic back on record.
"I can't wait to listen to their new stuff," enthused the band's long-time friend and manager, Busy P, who broke the news of their imminent new album in an interview with In The Mix magazine. "[But] they are slow, you know. They are taking their time, and they have a right."
Indeed, Busy P may have to wait, like the rest of us, until the album is officially released before he can hear what Daft Punk have been cooking up. For after 12 years as their manager, Busy P - real name Pedro Winter - is to step aside. "I've stopped working with them really recently," he said. "I want to concentrate on [my label] Ed Banger, and my own career as Busy P."
We can imagine Busy P now, sitting in his kitchen, reliving old times, dreaming that his microwave and toaster are mumbling in robotic French accents.