After teasing the promise of new music for nigh on five years since they reunited in 2011, The Stone Roses have finally confirmed that they are indeed working on fresh material. Speaking exclusively to NME earlier today, frontman Ian Brown splurged the good news. Check out the video below as he confirms what we’ve waited years to hear.
The Manc legends last released new music in 1994 with ‘Second Coming’. 21 years later, a joyous Ian Brown seems to be over the moon about the fact that they're deep into the recording sessions at Paul Epworth's Church Studios in north London.
Although it is yet to be confirmed whether the band will perform any of the tracks live at their stint at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester or various other shows this summer - fans have been reacting extremely positively to the news that new music is definitely on the way.
The news was met with glee from most corners of the web.
Ian Brown confirms stone roses are going to release new music. Great news as far as I'm concerned #stoneroses— Chris COYI⚒ Dockray (@BoleynBoy78) March 24, 2016
Stone Roses confirm they are making new material— Ian (@safcianpeterlee) March 24, 2016
Stone Roses recording 'glorious' new music!! Oh fuck!— James Harker (@James_Harker) March 24, 2016
Oh it’s true Kev - don’t you worry.
So Ian Brown says Stone Roses is recording new songs and we will hear them soon, could be stringing us along but hopefully it's true— kev coath (@kevcoath) March 24, 2016
Some fans were dead happy about the possibility of seeing the music live this summer
So there really is going to be new Stone Roses music this summer.... Hopefully just in time for Marlay Park!— EoghanMooney (@MoonPig_x3) March 24, 2016
No pressure lads.
Anyway, The Stone Roses better come back with some fucking good music.— nat (@justlikeneff) March 24, 2016
This fan is uncertain just how she feels about the massive news.
Christ the Lord the stone roses are making new music I don't know what to feel— Master Hunter (@triptych_angel) March 24, 2016
Another is not happy at all.
don't know whether I want new stone roses music— chloe (@prettieststars) March 24, 2016
I don't want new stone roses, it will just ruin it :(— EJB (@Ellj_x) March 24, 2016
But most were dead chuffed.
There were a lot of lemons too
STONE ROSES ARE RECORDING AGAIN— jac demarco (@theweedyburton) March 24, 2016
new Stone Roses album— Kristopher Warden (@kriswarden) March 24, 2016
Karen’s interested - but only if famed producer Paul Epworth is involved.
Us too, Neil!
When you hear the stone roses are making new music! pic.twitter.com/BWaCeSbz6u— Neil Laws (@neil_laws) March 24, 2016