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Stone Roses release first new material since 1995

Published 12/05/2016

Ian Brown said the Stone Roses had been working on new material
Ian Brown said the Stone Roses had been working on new material

The Stone Roses have released their first new material in over two decades.

The indie band's upbeat comeback single, All For One, precedes a number of live shows this summer.

All For One is the band's first new material since 1995 before they split.

In 2011 the band reunited but it has taken a further five years for them to release any original material.

This is despite plenty of hints that they were working on new music.

According to the BBC, singer Ian Brown said in 2011: "It's not a trip down memory lane, not at all. We are doing new songs."

Last year, bassist Mani told Gigslutz that the band had "been working on a few bits" and a new album was coming in "2015 man, 2015!"

The band had dropped hints about a comeback single earlier in the week, with the band's famous yellow lemon logo appearing on billboards around their home town of Manchester.

All For One was recorded at Church Studios in London and was produced by Paul Epworth.

The band's f ans have praised the song's bouncy, catchy chorus and throwback psychedelic pop sound.

Andy Burnham MP wrote: "How good is that new @thestoneroses single? Absolutely brilliant. #AllForOne."

Fan Andy Marciniak tweeted: " A catchy pop tune with a heavy dose of positive mancunianism. Welcome back @stoneroses"

Joe Horsfall wrote: "Stone roses song is proper uplifting."

Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary "Mani" Mounfield and Alan "Reni" Wren are setting off on tour in June and July.

They recently had to cancel two upcoming gigs in Tokyo after drummer Reni fractured his ribs - meaning he will need at least a month to recover.

However, the foursome will still perform gigs in Manchester, New York, T In The Park and Dublin over the summer.

Stone Roses were at the forefront of the "Madchester" indie scene after their breakthrough success with their self-titled album in 1989.

Other bands to come out of Manchester in the late Eighties and early Nineties were Happy Mondays and The Charlatans.

A second album, appropriately titled Second Coming, arrived in 1994.

Top hits from the band included Fools Gold, I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums and Love Spreads.

But Reni quit in 1995 and was soon followed by guitarist Squire, leading to the formal dissolution of the band the following year.

Frontman Brown pursued a solo career, Mani joined Primal Scream, and Squire formed his own band The Seahorses.

A detente had occurred by 2011, when the four decided to get back together for a reunion tour.

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