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Former Stone Roses drummer Reni working on new project...

Ex-Stone Roses drummer Alan ‘Reni’ Wren is writing and recording new material at studios in Manchester.

So far, NME has heard three tracks from the sessions, including ‘Kaleida’, ‘Soul Full’ and ‘Savvy’ which, as previously reported, show influences from bands like The Police and Love.

Recent rumours that Reni would release a single in March called ‘Selective Indignation’ were denied by his manager.

Reni has recruited local sound engineer Tom Evans to play bass with him but has yet to get a full line-up. Ex-Verve keyboard player Simon Tong had expressed an interest in joining but it is unlikely he’ll become part of the line-up.

Meanwhile, ex-Stone Roses/Seahorses guitarist John Squire is preparing to record his new band’s debut album.

Featuring an unknown model singer and ex-Verve bassist Simon Jones, the new material has been compared to the Roses‘ second album ‘Second Coming’ by industry insiders.