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
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