Julian Casablancas says The Strokes could start work on new material in January

"Everything is in a really cool place," the singer said in an interview with BBC 6Music

Julian Casablancas has stated that The Strokes could begin work on new material in January.

Addressing the question of when they would start on the follow up to 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’, Casablancas stated, “In January we might meet up and work on some ideas. Everyone is psyched. Everything is in a really cool place.”

In the interview on the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show, Casablancas also opened up about the working relationship of the New York band, who played their first shows since 2011 this summer.

“We haven’t started on anything,” he began, referring again to new material. “But it was cool and we played some shows and the vibe is finally… I don’t know if we ever had that good a working friendship foundation [in our] work relationship, but now we finally have that. We’ll always have the creative vibe.”

Earlier this year, Casablancas also spoke about his intentions for the band, saying that they were, “trying to carry on as friends, taking it easy, recording a couple of songs, and do[ing] a couple of shows.”

The singer, meanwhile, is gearing up to release his second solo record ‘Tyranny’ with backing bands The Voidz on October 13.

The album will feature recently released single ‘Human Sadness’ as well as new track ‘Where No Eagles Fly’, which was unveiled this week alongside an ’80s arcade game-style video.
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