Morrissey has signed a new record deal and is to begin work on his first album since 1997.

The deal is with Sanctuary Records on their Attack label and was finalised in late May.

In the past Attack was home to such acclaimed artists as Gregory Isaacs and the Upsetters, Big Youth and The Pioneers.

A new documentary on Morrissey, 'The Importance of Being Morrissey', will be screened on Channel 4 on Sunday 8 June at 11.15pm.