Stone Roses Exclusive: Ian Brown confirms band are recording ‘glorious’ new music

NME spoke to the frontman outside The Church Studios in north London

The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has confirmed to NME that the band are definitely recording new material, following rumours that they had this month been working on the long-awaited follow-up to 1994’s ‘Second Coming’.

Brown spoke to NME outside producer Paul Epworth’s north London recording facility The Church Studios to say that new music from the band would be coming “soon”. He added that the new material was sounding “glorious”. Watch Brown’s comments below:


As previously reported, the band were spotted at Church Studios in Crouch End a few days ago. One fan stated on social media that the group told her new music could be coming “before June”, however both Mani and John Squire allegedly denied this, telling another punter in a pub nearby that they were merely “rehearsing for gigs”.

NME also took a trip to the studio in North London on Wednesday night (March 23) where drummer Reni (real name Alan Wren) eventually turned up outside to pose for pictures with fans and sign autographs. When asked by NME if the band were recording a new album, he joked: “I’m recording,” before adding: “I can’t tell you anything because I’ll get my arse kicked”.


Recent tabloid reports claimed that the group’s third album would arrive this summer to coincide with their upcoming live dates, which include four headline shows at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

The Stone Roses’ bassist Mani said in 2013 that the band had been “working on a few bits” but there had 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)

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