Ian Brown says The Stone Roses' new songs are "more important" than their reunion shows.

The singer of the 'I am the Resurrection' group - who reformed last week, 15 years after originally splitting in 1996 - thinks their new "psychedelic pop" tracks are the more significant than their forthcoming gigs.

He told NME magazine: "The new songs are way more important than the shows. It's way too early to describe the sound properly but be sure that we're aiming for classics."

The 'Fool's Gold' group - who are also made up of guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren - are set to play three huge concerts at Manchester's Heaton Park, on June 29 and 30 and July 1 next year - and Ian insists the band's resurrection feels completely "natural".

He added: "I think what's so exciting about or reunification is how naturally it happened. And how natural it all feels now."

The Stone Roses sold all 150,000 tickets for their first two open air Manchester gigs in just 14 minutes last week, which led promoters to announce a third night at the same venue on July 1, which sold out in less than an hour.