Jack White working on second Raconteurs album

There may be a new White Stripes on the horizon but Jack White isn't hanging about, his other band The Raconteurs have started work on their second album, the follow-up to last year's Broken Boy Soldiers.

The four-piece have apparently written twelve songs already - said to be very different to those of the debut - and singer/guitarist White has told Billboard.com that the band hope to get the songs fully recorded before his other band takes priority.

"We don't know if we're going to finish but we wanted to get everything down before we got busy, says White. "We have a lot bigger ideas about certain things, so we will see how far we get."

The band are recording the album in Nashville. Meanwhile, The White Stripes will release their Icky Thump album on 11 June.