Manchester band The Stone Roses has returned in the limelight with a new song which premiered on the radio last Thursday entitled ‘All for One’. The song appeared to be the band’s first single in more than 2 decades after they parted ways in the early 1990s.
The Stone Roses formed in Manchester in 1983 and consist of 4 members: frontman Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, Bassist Mani and drummer Reni. They have two albums to their name: The ‘Stone Roses followed up by ‘Second Coming’. The release of this new song aims at being a step towards the release of what may represent a third album for the band.
The Stone Roses seem to be defined as a musical influence to many such as other Manchester groups, singer songwriter Noel Gallagher has previously given the band a mention and defined them as being an influence to the making of his former band Oasis he was a member of with brother Liam Gallagher. The band seemed to be defined as pioneers and one of the founders of the movement called the ‘Madchester scene’ which is the name given to the British scene which developed in the Manchester area towards the late 1980s and into the early 1990s and which preceded the ‘Britpop era’ which then succeeded this movement. Other bands associated to the Madchester movement include groups such as the Happy Mondays or Inspiral Carpets.
After The Stone Roses parted ways in the early 90s, Ian Brown then embarked on a solo career which seems to have been a successful one for the artist. His debut album as a solo artist entitled ‘My Star’ was released in January 1998. He has released his own material since the parting with other members of the Stone Roses and appears to have 6 albums to his name and 14 of his solo singles entered the UK top 40. Ian Brown seems to be recognised through his particular fashion sense as well as singing style: he often wears tracksuit bottoms and bob hats on stage and his frontman status seems to define him and make him a recognisable persona.
In 2012, The Stone Roses announced they aim toreunite for a series of stadium shows including Manchester Heaton Park as well as London Finsbury Park. Their comeback appears to have defined an exciting time amongst the followers of the band who appeared to have long waited to see them perform as a group since the early 1990s. Following their comeback, a documentary entitled ‘The Stone Roses: Made of Stone’ produced by Shane Meadows, saw its release in June 2013 and was premiered in the band’s hometown of Manchester.
‘All for One’ was premiered last Thursday and seemed to have presented another intimate moment for individuals following the band and who may appear to have awaited this moment to happen in more than 20 years. The song lyrics read ‘All for One, One for all, if we all join hands, we’ll make a wall’ which may give out the idea of the band being a united again. After sharing the new track, the band’s followers took to social media to express their views on the new material, which may appear to be divided. The band is set to perform a series of stadium shows including the Etihad stadium in Manchester next month and set to headline Scotland based festival T in the Park.
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