Former Smiths' lead singer Morrissey has landed a new record deal and will start work on his first album in six years.
Morrissey's solo career has stalled
The announcement of a deal with Sanctuary Records comes off the back of renewed interest in The Smiths, following the recent 20th anniversary of their first single.
Morrissey has been living in Los Angeles for several years and has been without a record deal since parting company with Island Records.
Despite releasing several well-received albums as a solo artist, Morrissey has never managed to replicate the success he enjoyed with The Smiths.
The 1986 Smiths' album, The Queen Is Dead, is seen by many critics as one
of the classic albums of the 1980s.
Sanctuary Records reviving the Attack label, which was once part of the Trojan Records
Past releases have included artists such as Gregory Isaacs, The Upsetters and
Sanctuary Group chief executive Merck said: "Morrissey is one of the
most important artists of the last 20 years.
"We are delighted that he has
given us the opportunity to lead the charge on this significant next phase of
his career with a deal that is as innovative as his music."