Shirley Manson has confirmed she has reunited Garbage to work on the band's first new album in five years.

It's the first one in a long time

The rocker swapped music for acting in 2008 after landing a role in U.S. TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

She recently hinted at a return to her roots by admitting she missed singing, and now she has thrilled fans by revealing a Garbage record is in the works.

Manson tells the Herald Scotland, "I'm working on a record right now with the band. We've recorded quite a lot but it's difficult to quantify. It's the first one in a long time. I took about five years off. I'd like to do some touring next year."

The group's last studio album, Bleed Like Me, was released in 2005, while a greatest hits compilation, Absolute Garbage, came out in 2007.