Blink-182 have started work on a new album.

The American pop/punk band are back in the studio and have begun early sessions and rehearsals for their long-awaited seventh studio album.

Guitarist-and-vocalist Tom DeLonge made a post on his personal Instagram account of a photo of him and his two bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker as teenagers along with the news work on the new LP has started.

The caption read: ''Rehearsals start today ... And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink (sic)''

The album will be the group's first since 2011 release 'Neighborhoods', which was their comeback LP following their eight-year recording hiatus.

Now work has started on the record it could be completed quickly as bassist-and-vocalist Hoppus previously revealed the band work fast once they get started.

He previously told MTV News: ''Once we start, it moves. It's like painting, you know? You've just got to start with that first brushstroke, and get your clothes off, and get the other person's clothes off, get a little bit of faeces, smear it around. Just get going.''