Band start the new year by heading into the studio

No Doubt have entered the studio to work on their first new album since 2001’s ‘Rock Steady’.

Guitarist Tom Dumont took to Twitter to inform fans of the band’s plans, explaining that Gwen Stefani and co already had a slew of new songs written and ready to be laid down.

Writing yesterday (January 3) at Twitter.com/nodoubt he explained: “Holidays over. 2010 done. 10 new songs written. No Doubt‘s 2011 New Year’s resolution: to record our new album… beginning today!”

Dumont later added: “To clarify: last year we were in studio mostly writing, just some recording. Starting today back in the studio, mostly recording.”

In September last year, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal revealed that the band are planning a world tour to coincide with the release of their new album.