Fleet Foxes fans who have been wondering what the hell has been going on with the band have finally had their questions answered.

Although they never officially split, the Seattle band have not released an album since 2011's 'Helplessness Blues', and it was widely reported that frontman Robin Pecknold had returned to university.

In more recent times, he had been singing with supergroup The Gene Clark No Other Band and had been touring with Joanna Newsom, including at her recent Dublin gig.

Now, however, an end to the 'wilderness years' are in sight, according to guitarist Christian Wargo.

He told DISTINCT magazine that they had discussed getting Fleet Foxes back together at Newsom's recent LA gig.

It’s not, like, ‘announced’ or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it’s happening,” he said. “Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it’s definitely a thing.”