Speculation on a new Stone Roses album has grown after fans spotted their gear outside a London studio in recent days.

Posting to Twitter, one fan tweeted pictures of Ian Brown and bassist Mani, as well as their equipment in Stone Roses-branded flight cases, outside The Church - the studio of producer Paul Epworth.



According to another fan, frontman Brown said that they were rehearsing for their forthcoming gigs this summer, but that fans could expect to hear new material 'before June'.

It could well be that they are in rehearsal, but those pesky 'third album' rumours just won't go away...

The band were also pictured in a local pub with fans: