Stone Roses recording third album in London? Band’s gear spotted outside studio

Reports have suggested that the band will release third album this summer

The Stone Roses‘ gear has been sighted at a London recording studio amid reports that the band will release their third album this summer.

Tabloid reports have claimed that the group’s long-awaited follow-up to 1994’s ‘Second Coming’ will arrive this summer to coincide with their upcoming live dates, which include four headline shows at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

Fans recently spotted what appears to be recording gear belonging to the band outside Paul Epworth’s Church Studios in Crouch End, north London. The band were later pictured outside the studio with the same fans, one of which said the band stated that we could hear new music “before June”. See those photos beneath.

Other fans have uploaded images of the band in a local pub near to the studio. Mani and John Squire allegedly told a punter that they were “rehearsing for gigs”.

NME has contacted a press representative of The Stone Roses for a comment on the reports.

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The Stone Roses’ bassist Mani said in 2013 that the band had been “working on a few bits” but there has been no official word on new music since then.

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In addition to their Manchester headline shows, The Stone Roses have gigs lined up in Dublin, New York and Japan, as well as a headline slot at T In The Park.

See the Stone Roses’ current live schedule in full below.

Tokyo, Nippon Budokhan (June 2, 3)
Manchester, Etihad Stadium (June 15, 17, 18, 19)
New York, Madison Square Garden (June 30)
T In The Park (July 8)
Dublin, Marlay Park (July 9)