The Strokes have said they are planning to record the follow-up to their fourth album, this year's "Angles", "as soon as possible".
Despite a five year gap between 2006's "First Impressions Of Earth" and "Angles", which emerged in March, the band say they're keen currently preparing new material and plan to record again very soon.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, bassist Nikolai Fraiture said of the band's plans to record a new album: "If we could do it tomorrow, that'd be great. But yeah, as soon as possible I think."
He added that the band will record their fifth album in the same manner as they put together "Angles", with each member bringing in their own ideas and putting them together in the studio.
Fraiture said of the new sessions: "Its been feeling really good. We're kind of doing the same thing as the last record we're bringing in parts and ideas and kind of just working on those and trying to make sense of them, coming from five different people."
The Strokes return to the UK in August to headline Reading and Leeds festivals.
Thanks for the report to NME.com.