Sparks have confirmed a September release for Hippopotamus, the zany pop duo’s first studio album in almost eight years.

Sparks – aka Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have also shared the title track from the new record, which was recorded in Los Angeles. Judging by the track listing – songs include So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play? – Hippopotamus promises to be another wacky ride.

The most recent Sparks album, The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, was released in 2009, although the Maels did join forces with Franz Ferdinand in 2015 for FFS.