No Doubt drummer Adrian Young has said the band have no plans to release new material in 2009.
Instead, Young said the group intended to focus on their reunion shows, which include a headlining performance at the Bamboozle festival in New Jersey next May.
The drummer told MTV: "We've been working on a new record off and on now for a bit of time, and we're going to continue to work on a new record next year.
"We're going to start touring in the spring of '09 through the summer, and we're going to continue to work on music while we're travelling. [We'll have] a mobile studio on the bus and eventually get to a new No Doubt record."
When asked to describe what fans could expect from the band's new material, Young replied: "It seems like we've always come from an eclectic background musically.
"But we seem to always gravitate towards reggae. I can't say that's what our record is going to be like, 'cause it's too early to tell, but what makes us feel really good is reggae music. I can play reggae music to my grave."
As previously reported on Gigwise, No Doubt confirmed in a video message on their website last month that they were working on the follow-up to 2001's 'Rock Steady'.
Since the group's last tour in 2004, frontwoman Gwen Stefani has launched a hugely successful solo career.