Are The Rolling Stones about to announce their new album?

The band's website says something is "coming soon"

The Rolling Stones could be preparing to announce their new album later this week.

The band’s website has been updated to include a short teaser video called “The Rolling Stones – Coming October 6” which shows footage apparently shot inside British Grove Studios, a recording complex in Chiswick, west London.

The Sun reported in June that Eric Clapton and the Stones recently ran into each other at a west London recording studio and recorded two songs together with producer Don Was.

Meanwhile, Don Was has told French publication Le Figaro that the Stones’ new album “consists of covers of blue songs” and was recorded by the band in just three days. “The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are,” he is quoted as saying.

Ronnie Wood broke news that the Rolling Stones would begin recording a new album in December last year (2015).

Wood later revealed that the band went on “a blues streak” in the recording studio, covering standards by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter.

“They really sound authentic,” Wood said of the band’s new tracks in April. “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that?’ ‘It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic.”