The Flaming Lips are currently at work on their twelfth album, entitled 'At War with the Mystics'.

Rolling Stone reports that the album, the follow-up to 2002's 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots', is due next year, with the sound described by frontman Wayne Coyne as "progressive Dixieland".

Coyne added: "It's a new path - not a big path, more like a dirt road, but we're treading it."

A new Flaming Lips song, 'Patrick and SpongeBob Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy', will accompany the new film 'SpongeBob SquarePants Movie', due in Irish cinemas next year.