Noel Gallagher has said that a chance encounter with Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown revealed more information about the band's long-awaited third album.

News broke of their recording sessions in London last month, and now Gallagher has revealed how he recently bumped into Brown at a supermarket and learned more about the record - as well as Brown's taste in bathing products.

He told NME: "I am very excited, for them mainly. They're going to play some new songs. I bumped into Ian in a supermarket recently. He was buying chocolate flavoured shower gel. This is not a joke. He leant and said 'have you tried this?' and I said of course I hadn't.

"He swears by it, says it's amazing. And before it turned into a photoshoot with everyone and their cameraphones, he was telling me how excited they are by it all. He said it was like they were making their first record again."

The Stone Roses play Dublin's Marlay Park on July 9th.