Singer-songwriter Ben Folds has thrilled fans by confirming the reunion of his cult group Ben Folds Five.

The band's frontman took to his page to share the news and post a photo of himself, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee back in the studio together.

He tweeted, "It's happening fo sho (for sure) - Day 1 in studio with Robert and Darren. New Ben Folds Five record."

The album, set for a spring release, will be the trio's first since The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner in 1999.

The group split the following year and Folds went on to pursue a solo career.