The Strokes have confirmed that they are working on a new album, the follow up to 2011's "Angles".
The recording of their fourth album was said to be a troubled affair with lead singer Julian Casablancas recording his vocals separately to the rest of the band - leading many to speculate that we would never see another album from the New York band.
However, speaking to NME
, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr
's father (Albert Hammond Snr
) revealed that his son is hard at work on a fifth Strokes album.
"Albert says that the stuff they're doing is incredible. They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says 'Dad, it's incredible'," Hammond told the magazine.
Going on to discuss the direction of the material, he added: "I don't think they'll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think The Strokes are The Strokes; they always will be The Strokes."
The Strokes were last in the UK to headline the 2011 Reading & Leeds Festivals.
Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.