Strokes man releases new album 'Momentary Masters' on July 31
Albert Hammond Jr has shared the video for new single ‘Losing Touch’.
The Strokes‘ guitarist will release his new solo album ‘Momentary Masters’ on July 31. In a press release, Hammond describes his new full-length as “a record about finding a new curiosity in life as a result of the loss of innocence that knowledge and time create”.
‘Momentary Masters’ is Hammond’s first solo album since 2008’s ‘¿Cómo Te Llama?’. It’s his third solo effort to date, with debut ‘Yours to Keep’ released in 2006.
Watch the video for ‘Losing Touch’ below, which begins with a conversation with death. The guitarist recently performed the track live at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, watch here.
Speaking to NME recently, Hammond stated that there’s “nothing weird” about his move away from bandmate Julian Casablancas’ record label, adding that he simply “needed a different home”.
Hammond has also scheduled shows for November, taking in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Oxford, Glasgow, Portsmouth and Leicester.
Albert Hammond Jr plays the following dates:
Oxford O2 Academy 2 (November 16)
Manchester Gorilla (17)
Birmingham Hare and Hounds (19)
Leicester O2 Academy 2 (20)
Glasgow CCA (21)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (23)
Bristol Fleece (24)
London Islington Assembly Hall (25)
Brighton Old Market (26)
Hammond’s band The Strokes released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with frontman Julian Casablancas recently revealing that the band are working on new music.