It has been announced that White Stripes singer Jack White, singer-songwriter Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler's new band is to be called The Raconteurs.

Speaking to Billboard.com, White said that the band would release a record next year.

"We're almost done with it. It's something totally new for me - two songwriters working together," he said. "Dual vocals, dual lead guitars, dual songwriting duties."

The White Stripes will release their new album, 'Get Behind Me Satan', on 10 June.