When questioned by UK magazine NME, The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown confirmed that the Manchester outfit is back in the studio and definitely recording new material. This comes after many rumours had been circulating that the band had been working away on the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s last offering, 1994’s Second Coming.
Singer Ian Brown told NME, whilst standing outside producer Paul Epworth’s North London recording studio, that new music from the band would be coming “soon”. Also adding that the new material was sounding “glorious”.
A few days ago, the band had been spotted at Church Studios in London’s Crouch End by fans, which prompted an eagle-eyed fan to post on social media that the group told her new music could be coming before June, however both Mani and John Squire allegedly denied this, telling another fan in a pub nearby that they were merely rehearsing for gigs.
The previous speculation of a new album started as tabloids had claimed the group’s third album would be arriving this summer. This timing would coincide with the band’s upcoming live dates, which include four headline shows at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.
Talk of a new album has been stirring since The Stone Roses’ bassist Mani said back in 2013 that the band had been “working on a few bits” but until now there had been no official word on new music since then.
As well as the band’s Manchester headline shows, The Stone Roses have added Dublin, New York and Japan, as well as a headline slot at T In The Park to their summer schedule.
Check out the Stone Roses’ live schedule in full below:
Tokyo, Nippon Budokhan: June 2, 3rd
Manchester, Etihad Stadium: June 15, 17, 18, 19th
New York, Madison Square Garden: June 30th
T In The Park: July 8th
Dublin, Marlay Park: July 9th