Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently mixing their new album.

Chad Smith and Nigel Godrich (c) Twitter

Chad Smith and Nigel Godrich (c) Twitter

The 'Can't Stop' rockers are working with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on their first studio album since 2011's 'I'm with You' and drummer Chad Smith has shared a picture of himself with Nigel - affectionately known as "the sixth Radiohead member" - getting down to work mixing the LP.

Alongside the photo posted on his personal Twitter account on Monday (21.03.16), he wrote: "Started Mixing the new record today!@nigelgod at the helm (sic)"

This could mean that Thom Yorke's band, who also have a new album pending, could have completed their own record as Nigel is now preoccupied with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' songs.

Bassist Flea - who is joined by Chad, Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer in the band - has previously claimed their eagerly-anticipated 11th studio album takes them into a "new era".

He said: "We're heading into a new era and we're really excited. It's new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can't wait to play it live."

While there is no release date for the album it looks like they could have some new material to perform when they headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, where they will make a UK exclusive live return on the weekend of August 26 to August 28.