August 3, 2012 11:53

The Stone Roses' biographer: 'Reni rejoined the band because the new songs sounded so good'

John Robb says the band have been writing 'psychedelic pop songs' for the past six months

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The Stone Roses' biographer John Robb has spoken about the reports that the band are planning a 2013 release for their new studio album and has revealed that the reason drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren actually agreed to rejoin the group was down to the strength of their new material.

It was reported earlier this week that the band were planning to release a new album next summer and Robb has confirmed that Ian Brown has told him they have a clutch of new songs.

He told BBC 6Music: "I have bumped into Ian Brown a couple of times and he said they have new songs. And they've signed a two album record deal so you'd kind of figure that they do have new stuff. Ian Brown described them to me as psychedelic pop songs. And people I've spoken to who have been in the rehearsal room say that the new stuff does sound really good."

Robb then opened up about Wren's reasons for agreeing to rejoin the band and said that it came after he heard new songs that singer Ian Brown and John Squire have been writing.

He said of this: "At the press conference I spoke to Reni who said he had new songs but he wasn’t sure if they'd make it onto the album. When Ian and John first met for the first time after the funeral [the funeral of bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield's mother] they started writing songs and those songs were given to Reni and that is what persuaded Reni that he wanted to go back with the Stone Roses because the new songs sounded so good."

Robb also wrote on his own website Louder Than War that he believes the plan is for The Stone Roses to record after they finish their summer tour and release the album next year, possibly in time for slots at Coachella and Glastonbury Festival.

It is also strongly rumoured that the band will play a secret gig later this week for Adidas to help celebrate the Olympic games, though no details on when or where that will take place have emerged as yet.

The Stone Roses will headline next month's V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafforshire as well as Northern Ireland's Tennent's Vital Festival.

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