In the past 27 years, the Stone Roses have released exactly two albums. Their self-titled 1989 debut is a stone-cold classic, and the five-years-later follow-up Second Coming, received as a disappointment at the time, sounds pretty fucking good today. So naturally, any word that the band might release some new music is getting people very, very excited. And right now, they might be teasing just that.
After breaking up in 1996, the band announced a reunion in 2011, and they’ve been intermittently playing shows since. But there’s been no talk of new music — at least until earlier this year, when frontman Ian Brown claimed that they were working on something “glorioius.” In the past few days, as the Manchester Evening News reports, the band’s iconic lemon logo has been showing up, with no further information, on digital billboards and record-store posters around their Manchester hometown.
— Barry Stott (@BarryStott) May 10, 2016
— ashley molyneux (@ashymol) May 10, 2016
It's happening again. Lemon posters all over Manchester. pic.twitter.com/jKVg6w78tJ
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— Mankool Manchester (@Mankool_Manches) May 10, 2016
Last year, the band pulled a similar stunt before announcing a massive hometown show at Etihad Stadium. But this time, there’s widespread speculation something more is happening. According to the Evening News, rumor has it that one fan ran into bassist Mani on the street, and Mani told him to, “Listen to the radio this week.” So there you have it. Go to Manchester and listen to the radio.