British rockers The Charlatans have promised to use recordings of their late drummer Jon Brookes on their upcoming album.

Brookes, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 after suffering a seizure on tour, lost his cancer battle in August (13).

He reportedly left his bandmates with recordings of his drumming before his death, and frontman Tim Burgess has revealed the band intends to use the music on its next album.

Burgess tells British radio station Bbc 5 Live, "He has left us a lot and we can piece together a few things... We have got one song and we think that it is fantastic. That to me is the starting point and it is the first time we have really agreed on a song completely in quite a long time.

"This particular one can feature Jon's drumming. The album will feature Jon, even songs that aren't written will include Jon in the writing. He's just going to be part of it."

The Charlatans' new album will be the follow-up to 2010's Who We Touch.