According to The Mirror, a source close to the band said: "Ian Brown and the lads have been busy getting their next album ready. It will be album number three. It's a long time coming but they feel the time is right now. They've been back in the studio. Everyone is very excited about it."
A spokesperson for the band declined to comment when asked by the paperr. A few years ago, Mani said the band were working on new songs but nothing has been confirmed.
The time seems right but let's just wait and see if these rumours finally materialise.