The Stone Roses may hail from the wrong side of the Pennines but that hasn’t stopped Leeds getting caught up in speculation that the band might be about to release their first new material in more than 20 years.
Tantalising images featuring nothing but Ian Brown and co’s famous lemon logo started appearing on digital advertising screens in their native Manchester yesterday morning.
And now a printed advert – again showing the lemon against a plain white background with no text – has popped up in Victoria Gardens in Leeds city centre.
Fans of the group have seized upon the ads as a sign that they are preparing to put out a new single.
Roses frontman Brown recently confirmed to music magazine NME that he and his bandmates were in the studio.
Any release would be their first new material since the B-sides to two of the singles from their 1994 Second Coming album.
Slices of lemon featured on the front cover of the indie band’s era-defining debut LP, The Stone Roses, which came out in 1989.