John Squire confirms The Stone Roses have 'a few new songs'

Guitarist reveals band planning to record again at 'Made Of Stone' premiere

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John Squire has said that The Stone Roses have written new songs together and are planning to record them shortly.

The guitarist of the band spoke to BBC 6Music at the premiere of the Shane Meadows film Made Of Stone in Manchester last night (May 30). Asked what the situation with new material is, Squire replied: "We're working on it. It'll be ready in about five years. We've got a few new songs. I can't really tell you much about it. We won't be playing the songs live until we've recorded them. We're working on it this year."

The Stone Roses next UK shows will take place in London (June 7-8). The band will follow-up their London shows with a gig at Glasgow Green on June 15, with support set to come from Primal Scream, Jake Bugg and The View. Meanwhile, The Stone Roses documentary Made Of Stone is to open nationwide on June 5, shortly before the Finsbury Park gigs.

The film was made by This Is England director Shane Meadows and goes behind the scenes on the Manchester band's 2012 reunion, from the early stages to their celebratory hometown gigs at Heaton Park. Last night's premiere was attended by the band and was satellite-linked to 100 cinemas as part of nationwide preview screenings running concurrently with the premiere launch.

The band's only London appearance since reuniting was a secret gig at the low-capacity Village Underground venue.

Glasgow Green was the scene of one of The Stone Roses' best-regarded live appearances, taking place on June 9, 1990. "When we were on stage that day, we all looked at each other, and then just went up another level," bassist Mani has said.

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