No Doubt begin work on new album

But they’re missing one key member

No Doubt have begun work on their new album.

Members Tony Kanal, Tom Durmont and Adrian Young are currently working on demos without the presence of singer Gwen Stefani because she is the late stages of her pregnancy.

“We’re taking it very slowly,” bassist Kanal told

“(We’re) kind of just going in and writing here and there. Right now, it’s all about the music and being as creative as possible.”

He continued: “We’ve been doing this so long that if we try to set a place to go to, we’ll never get there. So we’re letting that road unfold in front of us. I’m sure we’ll have the same influences, all the reggae and rock stuff we grew up on, and a bunch more, so we can go in a different direction as well.”

The album with be the first new material from the band since 2001’s ’Rock Steady’.